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STIRLING CASTLE

STIRLING CASTLE
STIRLING CASTLE

Stirling Castle is one of Scotland's premier fortresses and oozes history and legend. Built on an intrusive crag known as 'castle rock', it is in a strong defensive position and visible for miles. The castle changed hands several times during the medieval struggles between the Scots and the English and two major battles, Stirling Bridge (1297) and Bannockburn (1314) were fought nearby and won by the Scots. Stirling became a royal castle, a residence of the Stuart dynasty. The last siege was by Bonnie Prince Charlie in the 18th century and the present buildings are mainly 15th/16th century. Meticulous restoration work enables us to see parts of the Royal Palace, Great Hall and Chapel as they would have been and there are fabulous views.

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Location/Address: Castle Esplanade
Stirling
County: Stirling
Post Code: FK8 1EJ
Main Historic Period: N/A
Link to featured article: A tour of Stirling Castle
Useful Website Address: Stirling Castle's website
Tip/Nearby: National Wallace Monument, Bannockburn Battlefield
Primary Management: Historic Scotland
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