Visit Stirling Castle, Scotland.
Thursday, July 09, 2009
It was said that "He who holds Stirling, holds Scotland" and many different people have held it in the last 900 years.
Stirling Castle was once home of the Stewart Kings and Queens of Scotland. Places to visit at the Castle include the Great Hall, the Chapel Royal, the impressive Outer Defences and the cannons on the Grand Battery. Discover how kings, armies and leaders defended their lives and their country in bygone days.
After the royal court departed, Stirling Castle become a military garrison and later an army depot and training facility.
Today you can visit the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders' Regimental Museum to explore more than two hundred years of regiment's history.
Another aspect of Stirling Castle is its proximity to two famous battle sites, namely Bannockburn (1314) and Stirling Bridge (1297). These were decisive battles in Scotland's fight for independence.
Apart from the history aspect, the castle is located on a high elevation and affords superb views across the surrounding countryside, especially when the sun is shining!
Well worth a visit.
posted by Catswhiskers @ 12:40 PM