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Looking for something else to do in Stirling? There's much more to Stirling than our fine Castle.
Discover the Secrets of Stirling's Old Town.
Welcome to the Royal Burgh of Stirling, the ancient seat of the Kings and Queens of Scotland, where Wallace and Bruce enjoyed their greatest victories - a place of siege and strife where Royalists, Roundheads, Jacobites and Covananters contested for control of the nation.
Let our local guides take you on a journey through the curious nooks and crannies of the Burgh, revealing some of Stirling's strangest tales. Hear how the Tolbooth Prison became famed as "the worst gaol in Britain", of the magical curse placed upon Mar's Wark by the fiery Abbot of Cambuskenneth, and all manner of mayhem, mischief and mystery...from the mouths of a host of colourful local characters. Our tours offer a unique mix of comedy, drama and storytelling.
Have a great night out on Stirling Ghost Walk, a guided tour of Stirling's historic Old Town, led by actors in the guise of the spooks themselves, mixing drama, comedy and storytelling.
Stirling Tour Reviews
"The guide was excellent, dressed in character.informative, entertaining and very pleasant. I would definitely recommend it and as the guide told us "There is so much more to Stirling than the castle".
"Excellent Tour. Made the history of the old town come alive with lesser known facts and excellent theatrics. A definite must for both visitors and locals"
"First class tour by a first class guide. Better value than a visit to Stirling Castle"
"Full of interesting facts delivered with wit and humour. Recommended for locals and tourists alike…fantastic value for money."
"A must for All visitors to Stirling"
"One of the highlights of our visit to Scotland. Don't miss it"
Trip Advisor 2013
Join our acclaimed character based tours of Stirling’s Old Town
Our costumed guides will entertain and enlighten you with a tapestry of tales woven from Stirling’s rich past. Hear about some of our lesser known local figures and discover the past through their fascinating stories. Meet genuine characters such as The Earl of Stirling, Sir John Dinley and more.
Stirling Old Town boasts a fantastic concentration of historic buildings. Many of the City's most interesting places lie beneath Stirling Castles ramparts in this historic quarter. Let our costumed tour guides bring the Old Town to life. Our walking tours of Stirling offer a unique mix of comedy, drama and storytelling.
Our experienced local guides will entertain you with tales from Stirling’s rich past. Hear about some of our lesser known local figures and discover the past through their fascinating stories. Meet genuine characters such as William Drysdale, The Earl of Stirling, and Sir John Dinley.
Stirling Old Town Explorer Tour
Stirling Walking Tours offers costumed guided tours in Stirling's Old Town.
Meet entertaining characters from our past as our costumed guide takes you on a walking tour around some of the highlights of Stirling Old Town. Discover The Mercat Cross, Tolbooth, Mar's Wark, Holy Rude Church, Cowane's Hospital, The Back Walk, The Old Town Graveyard, Star Pyramid, Pithy Mary and Argyll's Ludging.
Tours last approximately 70 minutes
Departs Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 12 noon, 2pm, 4pm
Stirling Walking Tours meet at the Mercat Cross in Broad St (opposite the Tollbooth, and just down the hill from Stirling Castle).
Booking not essential, you can buy tickets from your guide 10 mins before departure at the Mercat Cross (cash only).
Tickets can also be purchased from Tourist Information at the Old Town Jail Gate.
St John Street is a one-way Street with limited public parking, Broad St also has limited spaces. Drivers are recommended to park in the heart of town (we're only a short uphill walk from the Town Centre car parks or Bus and Train Stations).
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