National Grid reference: NS 789 940
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A free walking map is available using the Explore Stirling Mobile App - Your Stirling that includes an interactive walking route from the railway station to Stirling Castle, with narration by local Murray Cook.
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Stirling Station is on Goosecroft Road near the city centre www.scotrail.co.uk
We encourage visitors to use public transport where possible. If you are travelling by rail, from the station the castle can be reached on foot or by using the Free P2 Castleview Bus (Mon-Sat) - City Centre (Murray Place or King Street) to the Old Town Jail or Broad Street, then a 5-minute walk to Stirling Castle.
Stirling Bus Station is within walking distance of the castle.
Whilst both Stirling Bus and Train Stations are within walking distance of the castle, it is situated up a steep hill.
There are a limited number of disabled spaces which are offered on a first come, first served basis.
Costs (payable on arrival when a space is available):
- Car parking, maximum four hours. Cars £4.00. (Historic Scotland Members £2.00)
Due to high demand for parking, you may wish to use city centre parking or the Castleview Park and Ride Service (get off at the Old Town Jail, which is a 5 minute walk from the castle entrance). The park and ride is situated off junction 10 of the M9. For in-car satellite navigation systems, enter the postcode FK9 4TW as your destination point. Please note the service is not available on a Sunday.
We are unable to accommodate cars with trailers, caravans or mobile homes.
Electric vehicle charging points
There are no electric vehicle charging points located on the esplanade. The nearest charging points are located at Castleview Park and Ride.
There are bicycle racks by the car park booth on the esplanade.