Getting here

Address: Stirling Castle, Castle Esplanade, Stirling, FK8 1EJ
Tel: +44 (0)1786 450 000
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Air

The nearest major airports are:

Edinburgh: +44 (0)870 040 0007 or visit www.edinburghairport.com
Glasgow: +44 (0)844 481 5555 or visit www.glasgowairport.com

Rail

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

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Bus

Stirling Bus Station is within walking distance of the castle. 

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. 

The Stirling Land Train leaves at regular intervals, running from the town centre to the castle esplanade.

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.

Car

Please note parking on Stirling Castle esplanade is currently restricted and often reaches capacity, please allow plenty of time to park, and use alternative parking and public transport options wherever possible. See Stirling City Parking Guide for alternate nearby parking and map.

We are unable to accommodate cars with trailers, caravans or mobile homes.  

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

The Stirling Land Train leaves at regular intervals, running from the town centre to the castle esplanade.

Whilst both Stirling Bus and Train Stations are within walking distance of the castle, it is situated up a steep hill.

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, postcode FK8 1QZ costing £2 for the day. 

There are a limited number of disabled spaces which are offered on a first come, first served basis.

Costs:

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

Bicycle

There are bicycle racks at the castle.