A new visitors Bible was presented to Stirling Castle at the weekend...
1 April - 30 September
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 6.00 pm
1 October - 31 March
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
Last ticket sold 45 mins before closing. The Regimental Museum closes 45 mins before the castle. To check opening hours please telephone + 44 (0) 1786 450 000.
Christmas and New Year
We will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing day. We will be open from 11am to 5pm on January 1st and as normal from January 2nd
Regimental Museum opening hours - times vary
A park and ride service to Broad Street will operate from 1st April 2013, Monday-Saturday. The service is operated by Stirling Council and runs approximately every 15 minutes. More details and downloadable timetable.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Our Visitor Services staff are also happy to assist with your queries during our regular opening hours.
How long should I allow for seeing the key highlights of the castle?
We recommend that you allow at least two hours for the must-see attractions in the castle and to get the most out of your visit.
What's the weather like in Scotland?
The weather can vary. As the castle has outdoor and indoor areas so we advise you to dress for both. Visit www.metoffice.gov.uk for up-to-date weather forecasts.
Do Members of Historic Scotland get free entry to Stirling Castle?
Yes, Historic Scotland members can visit the castle free of charge. They also receive a 20% discount in the shops.
Are pets allowed in the castle?
Pets are not allowed on-site but guide dogs and hearing dogs are.
Can I smoke during my visit?
Smoking in all public enclosed places is prohibited in Scotland.
Can I store my luggage with you while I visit the castle?
Bags and backpacks are allowed in the castle and must be kept with you at all times.
What facilities are there for non-English speaking visitors?
Audio guide tours are available in German, French, Italian, Spanish and Japanese. Souvenir guide books are also available in these languages from the Stirling Castle shops.
If you lose anything during your visit to the castle, please contact a member of staff at the earliest opportunity. Visitors can contact the Stewards’ Office after their visit on telephone number 01786 450000.
We run free guided tours throughout the day. Make your way round the castle at your own pace with our audio tours, available in several languages.
More about our tours