Stirling Old Town Jail, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Stirling Old Town Jail in central Scotland.

Until recently, this building was a visitor attraction centred on Victorian era prison conditions. Visitors could travel the corridors, visit the cells and connect with this past world through actors playing out prison life roles.

In summary:

  • The facility was opened in 1847 as a County Jail.
  • Designed by Thomas Browne.
  • Under civilian control 1847-1888 then military took over until relinquishing in 1935.
  • A viewing platform on top of the building affords vistas over the Old Town (of Stirling) and Forth Valley.

The Old Jail is close to Stirling Castle and located in St. John Street in the Old Town.




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