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Stirling Old High School Observatory & Telescope

Door open days

15 September 2018 (7.00 – 9.30pm (evening only))

16 September 2018 (7.00 – 9.30pm (evening only))


Stirling Highland Hotel, Spittal Street, Stirling FK8 1DU


Take your opportunity to see the moon, and more, through the 129 year-old Newtonian reflecting telescope within the copper-domed Observatory at the Category A Listed Stirling Highland Hotel. This impressive building used to be Stirling High School building and was converted into an hotel in 1990. 

No disabled access to Observatory.

Key Information

Saturday 15th September: 7.00 – 9.30pm (evening only)

Sunday 16th September: 7.00 – 9.30pm (evening only)

Telescope viewing will be provided by Stirling Astronomical Society members. Group tours of up to 10 people will last approximately 30 minutes. This is a very popular event so you may have to queue but the hotel has kindly provided a room where you can watch a digital presentation while you wait. To avoid everyone arriving at the same time, if your party doesn’t have children please come after 8pm.

No disabled access to Observatory – due to the two flight spiral staircase but those unable to climb the stairs can enjoy the digital presentation.

Where to find us

  • Stirling Highland Hotel, Spittal Street, Stirling
  • FK8 1DU