The Old Town Jail, Stirling

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The Old Town Jail is located in Stirling. Work out when and for how long to visit The Old Town Jail and other Stirling attractions using our handy Stirling itinerary builder.
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  • August 20, 2017
    We really enjoyed the historical reenactment. Perfect to learn more about Scotland's history and to watch some great performances.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    This jail is mostly cells and walls, which is to be expected. They had placed information boards in many of the cells, which made them more interesting. The highlight was the actor/guide who brought t...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Worth see the building outside and dare to do the tour. It is very entertaining, time goes flying. We had fun and learned a lot. Not go without climbing the Tower, there are incredible views of Stirling and the guide told us many interesting things in the city
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  • Amazing tour, the guide is quite a decent actor and you'll not regret visiting the place, you'll take part in a reenactment of bits of history of this interesting place, at the end you'll be taken to the tower which has a beautiful view of the surrounding area, a definite must see if you're in Stirling
  • Interesting looking stop but it was unexpectedly closed when we arrived in late June. No reason was given why but it will open again in July I think.
  • It was shut when I visited but will certainly be back to check it out another time, looks to be an interesting place
  • Was good but need more things to do in it for kids.
  • Something different and also interesting. Not a huge place compared to Stirling Castle which is more value for money in that respect.

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Stirling's central location in Scotland means most of its many lodging options are quickly reachable from nearly anywhere in the country. Hotels located close to the city's iconic castle offer easy access to all of the area's celebrated historical sites. Though they provide the finest modern conveniences, hotels in this central part of town occupy buildings steeped in history and heritage. Just outside of town, explore a world of boutique hotels and quaint B&Bs, a perfect base from which to explore the picturesque Central Lowlands.
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