Stirling Castle


Stirling Castle, located on a strategically important rocky outcrop by the River Forth in central Scotland, was a key royal residence from the late 11th century into the early modern period and subject to many battles and sieges, particularly during Scotland’s wars of independence from England in the Late Middle Ages. Over centuries of eventful Scottish history, the castle witnessed the death of two kings and two coronations, multiple sieges and not a few murderous intrigues. The castle functioned primarily as a military base in its later history, but today it has been restored to its former glory when it was the royal residence of the Stuart monarchy at the height of its power and magnificence.

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