Discover the secrets of the old town jail, and learn about the dark history of corporal punishment in Stirling with this fun and informative tour. With their new audio tour recorded by their brilliant team of actors, you can explore the jail at your own pace with their guides on hand to answer any of your questions. One of the best rated independently-run tourist attractions in the UK and a winner of the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award, this is a fantastic way to spend the day in Stirling and definitely worth adding to your Stack. To top it all off there are amazing views of the castle and hills from the roof which was once the prison exercise yard!

Just how old is Old Town Jail?

After the infamous Tollbooth prison was named Britain's worst prison, Old Town Jail was built in 1847 as part of the government's prison reformation scheme to introduce education and rehabilitation into Britain's prison system.

If that’s not exciting enough, they also have an escape room inside the jail! Pull your collective wits and try to solve the crime to escape the governor’s office and uncover the corrupt scheme being run by the prison officials or risk being framed for the crime yourself!

  • Family-friendly – the tour is fun, interesting and not too scary for young ones
  • Well behaved dogs are welcome on the tour
  • Luggage storage is offered for a small fee if you want to store your bags somewhere safe during the tour
  • Free Parking

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