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Cowane’s Hospital

Door open days

15 September 2018 (10.00 – 4.00)

16 September 2018 (12.00 – 4.00)


49 St John Street, Stirling FK8 1ED


This Category A Listed hospital building at the Top of the Town was designed by John Mylne in 1639 and founded by John Cowane for poor members of the local Merchant Guild. Originally two storeys inside it was altered in 1852 to form a guildhall with balcony, gallery and elongated windows in the main hall. The Top of the Town graveyards are full of interesting headstones and sculptures and very characterful, definitely worth visiting when you’re at the Cowane’s Hospital and the Holy Rude.

Disabled access to ground floor

Key Information

Saturday 15th September: 10.00 – 4.00

Sunday 16th September: 12.00 – 4.00

Take advantage of members of Stirling Council Archives Team and the Civic Trust being there and find out all about local history and buildings - plus the café will be open for visitors to get a snack before visiting the next Doors Open Days building.

Where to find us

  • 49 St John Street, Stirling
  • FK8 1ED