Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

Date

28 August 2014
Location

Stirling

NS 79123 93971; 56.12309°N, 3.94599°W

Information

One of Scotland’s most important military fortresses, Stirling Castle’s recorded history dates back to the 12th century with most of the present structure having been built in the 15th and 16th centuries. Several Scottish monarchs, including Mary Queen of Scots, were coronated in Stirling and the castle played a key role in the 13th- and 14th-century Wars of Scottish Independence. Stirling Castle is a popular tourist attraction and is in the care of Historic Scotland.

Further Reading

Stirling Castle (official website);
Stirling Castle (Wikipedia)

 

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Erected
by the
Officers, Non-commissioned Officers & Men
of the
XCI [or 1st Battalion] Princess Louise’s,
[Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders]
To the memory of
these comrades who lost their lives in the service
of their Country during the South African War
October 1899 to May 1902

View of the National Wallace Monument from the castle esplanade.

View of the National Wallace Monument from the castle esplanade. The monument, which commemorates William Wallace (c 1270 – 1305), was designed by Edinburgh-born architect John Thomas Rochead and was completed in 1869. It stands on the summit of Abbey Craig in the north of Stirling.

Snapping the Wallace Monument

Snapping the Wallace Monument

Status of Robert the Bruce () on the castle esplanade.

Statue of Robert the Bruce (1274 – 1329) on the castle esplanade. King of Scots from 1306 to 1329, Robert I is most famous for his victory over the much larger English forces under Edward II at the Battle of Bannockburn (1314).

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