In recognition of the essential restrictions and measures imposed by the Scottish and UK Governments, we have closed Stirling Castle with immediate effect.
Castle opening hours
The castle opens daily at 9.30am. Closing time varies seasonally. Winter and summer hours are detailed below:
|Summer||Closing Time||Last entry|
|1 Apr - 30 Sept||6pm||5.15pm|
|Winter||Closing Time||Last entry|
|1 Oct - 31 Mar||5pm||4.15pm|
Closing times for independent museums vary.
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum is currently closed (until at least Spring 2020). More details about their heritage Lottery Funded project can be found on their website.
We recommend you allow at least 2 hours to see all the castle highlights and to get the most out of your visit.
Christmas and New Year
The castle is closed on 25 and 26 December. On 1 January we are open from 11am to 5pm and normal hours from 2 January.
Shop opening hours
Courtyard Shop and Clan & Craft Shop: Summer, daily 9.30am to last entry at 5.40pm (winter, last entry is 4.40pm)
Palace Shop: Summer, daily 10am to last entry at 5.40pm (winter, last entry is at 4.40pm)