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Monday, February 19, 2018

Scotland: More on Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle is quite a complex of buildings.  Something was first constructed on this crag before 1110.

William Wallace Monument across the valley.

The land surrounding this crag is very flat.

More views of the surrounding lands.

One can watch the enemies come from afar.  There were at least nine sieges of this castle.  The last one was Bonnie Prince Charlie - unsuccessful.

It was quite a fascinating place to explore for a day.


Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

A fascinating place and the view across the valley is stunning.

Tom said...

...wonderful pieces of history!

Fun60 said...

The perfect place for a castle. Amazing really that so much remains.

Elaine said...

So much history in the old stones, turrets, towers and crenellations; lives lived and battles fought, my imagination would have been in overdrive!

A Colorful World said...

Oh I just love these photos! How I would adore going there. So much fascinating history. Love this post!