Opening times

We recommend booking online for the best price and to guarantee entry. See all ticket options.

Please note the castle will be closed from Wednesday 9 to Friday 11 August due to the UCI Cycling World Championships. There will be no visitor parking on the castle esplanade from Wednesday 2 until Wednesday 16 August. More information on alternative parking will be available soon. To find out more about the Championships in Stirling, visit the Stirling Council website.

1 April - 30 September 9.30am 6pm (last entry 5pm)
1 October - 31 March 9.30am 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Closing times for independent museums vary. The Regimental Museum closes 45 minutes before the castle. 

We recommend you allow at least 2 hours to see all the castle highlights and to get the most out of your visit. 

The castle will open at the later time of 11am on 1 January.

Unicorn Café opening times 

1 April to 30 September:
9.30am to 5.30pm, takeaway only from 5pm

1 October to 31 March:
9.30am to 4.30pm, takeaway only from 4pm

View our menu 


25 and 26 December 

Unexpected closures

Adverse weather or other reasons beyond our control may cause the castle to close at short notice.

Before you travel, you can view current unexpected closures.