Castle Access

Historic Scotland promotes access for all. This section tells explains the facilities at Stirling Castle to support people with disabilities.


Disabled parking spaces are available on the castle esplanade. Spaces are on a first come first served basis. There is also a park and ride scheme (operates Mon-Sat).

Courtesy vehicle

A courtesy vehicle is available for visitors who have difficulty with steep inclines and steps. Please call us when you are planning your visit to confirm the vehicles availability on +44 (0)1786 450 000.

Wheelchair users

Most parts of the castle are accessible by wheelchair, but as a historic building some are not.

Areas unsuitable for wheelechair access:

  • Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum
  • The Great Kitchens
  • The Elphinstone Tower

Free for carers

Free admission for one-to-one carers accompanying visitors with disabilities. Carer admission ticket are not available online and must be collected on-site at the Ticket Office.

Assistance dogs

Guide dogs and assistance dogs are permitted, including in roofed areas.

Braille Guidebook

A braille guidebook is available and there are braille information boards around the castle.

Disabled toilets and baby changing

Disabled access toilets and baby changing facilities are available at the Guardroom Square and Great Hall.

The Access Gallery

Our Access Gallery, in the palace vaults, allows visitors with mobility difficulties to experience areas that are hard to reach. There are colourful displays, images and objects to touch and hold.

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