Castle and car park closure

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.

Ticket options

We recommend booking online in advance for the best price and to guarantee entry. 

If you are a Member your ticket will be free, but to guarantee entry please book in advance. Not a member? Join now to start enjoying the benefits

Admission Tickets

Save with an Explorer Pass

HS Member and Explorer Pass Tickets

English Heritage, Cadw & Manx Member Tickets

Young Scot Tickets (pay only £1) 

Ticket prices  

Ticket type Online price Walk-up price
Adult (16-64yrs) £17.50 £19.50
Concession (65yrs+ and unemployed) £14.00 £15.60
Child (7-15yrs) £10.50 £11.70
Family (1 adult, 2 children) £34.50 £38.50
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £50.50 £56.00
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £60.00 £66.50

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Concession price: this applies if you can show proof that you’re aged 65+ or unemployed. Please note this does not apply to students.

Admission prices are subject to change.

Free and discounted admission

  • Historic Scotland members get free entry to our sites, but please make an online booking to guarantee entry. You must show your valid membership on arrival. 
    • Not a Member? Join now to start enjoying the benefits.
  • English Heritage, Manx and Cadw members get half price entry in your first year and free entry for renewal and life members. Please make an online booking to guarantee entry.
  • Carers who accompany visitors with disabilities receive free entry. Please make an online booking to guarantee entry. Tickets are limited to two carers per transaction.
  • Have a Young Scot card? Pay just £1 to visit the castle. Please make an online booking to guarantee entry. You must show your valid Young Scot card on arrival (children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult).
  • Current members of the British Armed Forces receive free entry to Stirling Castle (as well as Edinburgh Castle and Fort George). Please make an online booking using HM Forces from the list of ticket types. You will need to bring a valid MOD 90 card when you arrive at site. Please note free entry only applies to the serving member.

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