The Bastion

BastionThe Bastion, Thieves Pot

Shopped – Out? Why not visit the, “The Bastion, Thieves Pot” our very own 16th century jail in the shopping centre?

Yes, there’s a 16th century jail in this shopping centre, which you and your kids will love. It’s a defensive tower, originally guarding an angle of Stirling’s Town Wall. Now beautifully restored, it contains a superb display of the Bastion’s History. Also find out about Stirling Hangman.

Open Monday - Saturday 9am to 5.30pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm inside The Thistles, between Dr. & Herbs and WH Smith.

Admission free.


If you want to see what it would have looked like from the outside, why not hunt for the other surviving Bastion, on the Back walk just beyond the Council's Municipal buildings behind Allan's Primary School? 


This is also the best preserved stretch of the City Wall, which was built during the Rough Wooing: nine years of war with Scotland and England,  following Henry VIIIth of England's attempts to force the infant Mary Queen of Scots to marry his son Edward!