Back Walk in Stirling

If Stirling Castle is closed or you don’t want to pay the entrance fee, you can still have a very interesting and scenic walk. You’ll find the steps down to Back Walk at the top left corner of the castle car park. Back Walk is the oldest publicly maintained road in Scotland, following the perimeter of the Old Town walls.

castle from the esplanade

Sitling Castle

wallace monument from stirling castle

Wallace Monument from Stirling Castle Esplanade

At the bottom of the steps are the Old Town Cemetries.

church of holy rude

The Church of the Holy Rude behind the Old Town Cemeteries

threatening clouds over valley cemetery

Threatening skies above the Old Town Cemeteries

dumbarton road from back walk

Looking toward Dumbarton road from the Old Town Cemeteries

headstones in old towm cemeteries

Headstones in the Old Town Cemeteries

star pyramid

The Star Pyramid in the Old Town Cemeteries

castle walls from old town cemeteries

Stirling Castle walls from the Old Town Cemeteries

view from back walk

Looking down from Back Walk

As you descend, the leaves on the trees obscure most of the views. Back Walk ends beside the Albert Halls, just up from the main shopping area in Stirling.