Stirling Old Town Jail

Stirling Old Town Jail
Stirling Old Town Jail
St John Street, Stirling, FK8 1EA
  • Telephone 01786 450050
  • Opening times Daily: 9.30am–3.30pm.
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A visitor attraction staffed mainly by actors in character might sound avoidable but for history made palatable by human interest Stirling Old Town Jail is unbeatable. Try out pointless hard labour for yourself on a real crank and marvel at the sentences handed down by 19th century judges for pilfering potatoes. The exhibition about life in a modern Scottish prison is fascinating too. Just make sure the taxi takes you here and not to Scotland’s only women’s prison, also in Stirling.

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