Castles monuments in Stirling, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs
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Castles & Ancient Monuments in Stirling, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs

Heritage sites also including Battlefield sites, Historic Landmarks & Roman Forts in Stirling, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs...

Stirling Castle

Tel: 01786 450000     Web: Historic Scotland

Stirling Castle - Photo copyright Historic Scotland


Built on a volcanic outcrop with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside, Stirling Castle is probably the grandest of all Scottish castles. It towers over the famous battlefields of Stirling Bridge and Bannockburn. In 1297, William Wallace fought and beat the English at Stirling Bridge. In 1314 at nearby Bannockburn, the same fate awaited the English at the hands of Robert the Bruce. Of particular interest are The Great Hall and the Gatehouse of James IV, the marvellous Palace of James V, the Chapel Royal of James VI and the artillery fortifications of the 16th to 18th centuries. The Great Hall has recently been restored to how it would have looked around 1500. There are displays on the castle’s history, medieval kitchen, and it also houses the regimental museum of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Bookshop, gift shop and café. Open all year seven days a week.

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The National Wallace Monument

Abbey Craig, Hillfoots Road, Causewayhead, Stirling, FK9 5LF
Tel: 01786 472140

For over 100 years, this world-famous landmark has fascinated visitors with its exhibits and displays, telling the story of Sir William Wallace.

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