Stirling Journals

Stirling History

A travel journal to Stirling by monblan_04

Quote: I have been there over two dozen times, but I am still as likely to go as in the years before. Here's why...

Stirling History

Overview

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Two famous battles, the Battle of Stirling Bridge (1297), and the Battle of Bannockburn (1314), as well as numerous sights, speak volumes about Stirling’s attractiveness to tourists. A royal burgh and the main town of the historic county of Stirlingshire, situated in the south-central Scotland, is also linked to some of the best-known names in the history of Scotland, long before it became a part of the United Kingdom. While I am not an authority on Stirling by any means (in fact, a local friend of mine said that even she fails to remember all the interesting houses and highlights of the castle, and she has lived there all her life), I do know it reasonably well, having been to the town over two dozen...Read More

Stirling Castle

Attraction

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The Castle, built on the higher levels of the land, dominates Stirling. And it also dominates the sightseeing list of incoming tourists. It is a fine, excellently preserved example of the Scottish Renaissance architecture, although there had been a castle in this place centuries before. A Saxon castle, according to legends, was taken after a siege by King Arthur of Camelot, but definite evidence first appears in history books under the year 1124. The present-day castle was constructed in the 16th century. The castle complex comprises the monument to Robert the Bruce, several meters off the main entrance, a set of solid castle walls where military gun batteries were placed for the battles an...Read More

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Stirling Castle
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About the Writer

monblan_04

monblan_04
Edinburgh, United Kingdom