Cowane’s hospital, also referred to as the Guildhall, dates back to the 17th century and is situated in Stirling, one of Scotland’s most historic cities. Only 5 minutes walk from Stirling Castle, it lies in an area known as the ‘Top o’ the Town’ and sits opposite the Church of the Holy Rude and adjacent to the Old Town Cemetery.
Open to the Public
The Hall is open to the public everyday during May to October – 10am til 4.30pm. During November to April – 10.30am til 5pm from Tuesday to Sunday. It houses a Coffee Shop where you can enjoy refreshments and unwind in historic surroundings.
Admission to the Hall is free but donations towards its upkeep and proposed restoration are welcome.
The Hall is also home for our Artist in Residence, Iona Leishman. Iona uses the West Wing as a studio to paint and draw scenes from Stirling’s history including Cowane’s Hospital. If Iona is in residence when you visit you may request to see her current work but make sure you look at our What’s On page to see dates for Iona’s Open Studio Days which she holds throughout the year.
Extended tours are available to groups throughout the year by arrangement only and for a nominal charge.
Available for Hire
The historic Hall and Grounds make a fantastic venue for many occasions.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT TAKING BOOKINGS AFTER DECEMBER 2015 AS WE ANTICIPATE OUR RESTORATION.