Originally built in the 14th century, Clackmannan Tower was an important medieval tower house. Built by King David II, it was sold to Sir Robert Bruce and was inhabited by his descendants until it was abandoned and partially demolished in the 18th century. The main tower remained standing until mining subsidence caused a partial collapse in 1955.
This important structure is under the care of Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and on this Insight Tour one of the architects that looks after this monument will talk about how it’s been conserved.
Since 2014, there has been a programme of works carried out which makes Clackmannan Tower accessible to visit. This has included works to make the upper parapet safer. Works have been carefully specified and delivered to make the tower more accessible while having the least impact on the historic fabric.
The Engine Shed is part of HES.
Additional information: Due to the nature of this event, individuals are asked to wear sturdy boots, such as walking boots or site boots.
We are committed to developing and promoting inclusive access for all, whilst being sensitive to our special historic environments.
Please be aware the tour will involve ascending and descending steep stairs. HES is committed to developing and promoting inclusive access for all, whilst being sensitive to our special historic environments. Please contact us if you require further information about the access restrictions of this site.
Please note: Our 10am tour is now fully booked on Friday 26 April.
Tours on Friday 7 June are fully booked.