Getting here

Address: Stirling Castle, Castle Esplanade, Stirling, FK8 1EJ
Tel: +44 (0)1786 450 000
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The nearest major airports are:

Edinburgh: +44 (0)870 040 0007 or visit
Glasgow: +44 (0)844 481 5555 or visit


Stirling Station is on Goosecroft Road near the city centre. The castle can be reached on foot by bus or taxi.


Stirling Bus Station is within walking distance of the castle. 

The Stirling Hop on Hop off bus, runs daily from July until the second weekend in September. 

Castleview Park and Ride operates Mon-Sat going to Broad Street, just a short walk from the castle. The Park and Ride is west of Stirling, just off junction 10 of the M9 motorway. FK9 4TW. 

For visitors wishing to visit other attractions around Stirling including our newest attraction The Engine Shed, there is parking in the adjacent public car park Forthside Way Car Park, FK8 1QZ costing £1.60 for the day.


Parking is available on the castle esplanade and includes a limited number of disabled spaces. Spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis and the car park often reaches capacity during the summer months. 

• Car parking, maximum four hours. Cars £4.00. (Historic Scotland Members £2.00)
• Coach parking, maximum four hours. Coaches £5.00

We do not have space to accommodate vehicles with trailers, caravans or mobile homes.

See Stirling City Parking Guide for alternate nearby parking and map.  


There are bicycle racks at the castle.