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Clackmannan Tower

Door open days

24 September 2017 (See details of guided tours)


Clackmannan Tower dates from c1360 and was built by the Bruce family. In the 15th century the building was raised to tower height and the taller south wing was constructed. A new mansion was built to the west of the tower in the late 16th century and in the 17th century further changes were made to the tower. Lady Catherine Bruce, the last of the family, lived in the mansion until her death in 1791.

The tower has been in the guardianship of the State since the 1950s and is managed on its behalf by Historic Environment Scotland, which has undertaken extensive repairs. Further improvements have been carried out as part of the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI).



Key Information

Building Date: 14-15C, with later alterations

Visits will be by pre-booked guided tour only at 9.30, 10.00, 10.30, 11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 1.15, 1.45, 2.15, 2.45, 3.15 and 3.45. Each tour will last 45 minutes. Visitors will be admitted only if they have booked and are on the list.

To book, please call 01324 831568 or email by no later than 12 noon on Friday 22nd September.

Visitors should note that this is not suitable for people with mobility difficulties.  Sturdy footwear and outdoor clothing are essential, as access is via a field, a spiral staircase and uneven floors and part of the tour is outdoors. 

Where to find us

  • Kirk Wynd
  • Clackmannan
  • FK10 4JG