The Old Town Jail, Stirling

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  • It is a splendid building quite different from the image of the prison. Really great Scottish buildings. On the way to the train station from the Cohens hospital I found this prison. Panorama of Cohens hospital please visit together.
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  • We had a short time in Stirling so took the jail tour. I would highly recommend it to anyone with even a short time on their hands. The grim conditions illustrate perfectly how hard life was for Victo...  more »
  • It occurs in small groups through the jail. The Guide slips here in various roles and brings one in different times near the prison. I was chosen as a prisoner and was allowed to take part in the drama so very actively. It was a really great experience. The £6.50 have really paid off, just to enjoy the great view over Stirling (this is paid everywhere almost £5). The prison premises itself was only very sparsely equipped and provided with information panels, however you could get such an impression of dreary everyday life of prisoners. If you have time in the evening to make even a guided tour with the guide you get a discount. Worth a visit. Worth it!
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  • First time visiting here. The tour was excellent and very informative. The young tour guide played all the characters really well. Would recommend to anyone.
  • Great Tour, you learn a lot of why Sterling is such an important City. Plus Great views and lovely people willing to explain great stories.
  • Great staff! Brilliant performance! Also very knowledgeable.
  • Well organised tour with actor taking it. Interesting history, great views of stirling from tower.
  • Decent enough tour. Not much information about the jail or prisoners, maybe there wasn't many famous inmates.

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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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