On behalf of Fergus Wood, Chair of The Cowane’s Hospital Maintenance Trust, we advise you of a sad and difficult decision to close Cowane’s Hospital to the public due to rising costs. This decision was made by the Trustees of the Maintenance Trust at an Emergency Meeting held on 18th June and was based purely […]


Stirling Walking Tours offer 5 star costumed guided tours of Stirling’s historic Old Town below Stirling Castle. Discover the secrets of the Royal Burgh! Our tours offer a hilarious mix of comedy, drama and storytelling with costumed local guides! Our 5 star tours are one of Stirlings top attractions and an essential part of any […]


Saturday 5th September 2015 9pm-3am Dare you join the Scottish Ghost Nights crew as they discover the spooky secrets of 17th Century Cowane’s Hospital, Stirling? Access to the main hall, the gallery, the basement (which was the original kitchen), surrounding gardens, terrace and the adjacent Old Town Cemetery. Further information and tickets are available from: […]

Cowane’s Hospital Open for Easter

We are pleased to announce that Cowane’s Hospital and John Cowane’s Coffee House are now open again to the public following essential maintenance works. We would like to thank FES for their kind support of the Charity and our regeneration project enabling us to re-open so soon.


Please help us maintain our historic building for future generations and give back Auld Staneybreeks his hand. We are now able to accept kind donations via paypal on our website All donations go towards to the regeneration of Cowane’s Hospital to secure it’s future. The Cowane’s Hospital Maintenance Trust, Registered Scottish Charity SCO42873

Bid to Save Historic Almshouse Cowane’s Hospital

Read BBC News Article ‘Bid to Save historic Almshouse Cowane’s Hospital’ Link to article in Culture 24

Cowane’s Hospital & Bowling Green

Cowane’s Hospital, also referred to as the Guildhall, dates back to the 17th century and is situated in the heart of Stirling’s Old Town. It is one of the most important buildings of its type in Scotland and the Charity is currently fundraising to regenerate the building and grounds to secure its future. We are also home to […]


Please note that the Coffee House is temporarily due to maintenance. John Cowane’s Coffee House is run by Sara MacMillan, of Sprinkle Happiness. You can admire the stained glass window, depicting Auld Staneybreeks himself, while you enjoy some refreshments from a selection of teas, coffee and cool drinks. Sample some of Sara’s delicious home baking or for […]


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