The Stirling Maze

Stirling Maze
Credit: Richard East
Stirling Maze
Credit: Evelyn R
Stirling Maze
Credit: Simon Cochrane
Garden Festival 'zone'

Recreation and Sport

Sponsor, if appropriate

Stirling District Council

Type of object

Pavilion, building or other structure

Current situation


Current location, if known

Previously King’s Park Stirling, now removed and presumed scrapped c. 2008 due to age.


Designed and project-managed for Stirling District Council by Maurice Dobson, the Maze contained many visual references to the iconic buildings of Stirling. 'When the Garden Festival closed, the play units were re-located to the King’s Park Stirling where they had an additional 20 years’ service.' (Via Elspeth King, private communication)


  1. M Chisholm says:

    I was only 6 when the Garden Festival happened, but I remember going through a maze and finding a wooden climbing frame at the centre that had a tower that looked like the spires at Linlithgow Palace. After the festival the climbing frame ended up in the Kings Park in Stirling and I used to visit it there often. I wonder if this was the Stirling maze? It’s been a while since I visited Kings Park but I don’t think the climbing frame is still there. I have vague memories of finding other bits of play equipment that I remembered from the festival in parks around Scotland during my childhood.

    1. Thank you – we’ve had sme other suggestions that the Stirling Maze, or parts of it, ended up at Kings Park. We’ll be pursuing that.

    2. Update: it was the Stirling Maze, but the tower in question was based upon the Wallace Monument, not Linlithgow Palace.

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