Tickets

We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you will not be able to visit without booking online in advance.

Due to physical distancing and the overall safety of our visitors and staff, some areas of the castle will be closed and we have reduced the admission price to reflect this.

Before you travel, please check the latest Scottish Government guidance.

Ticket Options

Daytime admission tickets

Historic Scotland Members

English Heritage, Cadw & Manx Members

Ticket Prices

Ticket type Reduced admission price Normal admission price
Adult (16-59yrs) £14.00 £16.00
Concession (60yrs+ and unemployed)* £11.20 £12.80
Child (5-15yrs) £8.40 £9.60
Family (1 adult, 2 children) £28.00 n/a
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £40.00 n/a
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £48.00 n/a

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 5 go free.

Concession price: this applies if you can show proof that you’re aged 60+ or unemployed.

Admission prices are subject to change.

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Free and discounted admission

  • Historic Scotland members must book their tickets online and show their ticket on entry. There is also the option for tickets to be printed off at site.
  • English Heritage, Manx and Cadw members get half price entry in your first year and free entry for renewal and life members. You must book online in advance.
  • Carers who accompany visitors with disabilities receive free entry. The ticket for the person they are caring for must be purchased online and please contact ticketing@hes.scot with your order number and your carer ticket can be sent to you or added to your order if printing at site.
  • Current members of the British Armed Forces receive free entry to Stirling Castle. Please make an online booking for the paying members of your party. To book a free ticket, please email us at ticketing@hes.scot, quoting your order number. 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.
  • Have a Young Scot card? Pay just £1 to visit the castle in 2020. You must show your valid Young Scot card on arrival. Please visit the Young Scot website for more details.

What will be open during your visit

  • Car Park – booking required
  • All external spaces with visitor access
  • Queen Anne Gardens
  • Great Hall
  • Chapel Royal
  • Royal Palace and Stirling Heads Gallery: Your visit will be led by a member of the castle team
  • The Tapestry Studio
  • The Castle Exhibition
  • Audio guides (pre-booking only)
  • The Unicorn Café (toilets closed). View our menu
  • Ice cream van on the esplanade
  • Palace Shop
  • Courtyard Gift Shop

Please note that the capacity in all internal spaces will be limited and staff will be present to advise on maximum numbers.

Some areas/facilities will remain closed for now, we have a phased approach to re-opening while we work to make them safe.

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