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Stirling Castle

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See inside six magnificent royal apartments which have been returned to how they might have looked in the 1540s, when it was the childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots. Meet costumed performers who will welcome you into 16th century life in one of Scotland's greatest castles. This really is worth a visit and Stirling.co.uk would also encourage anyone who lives in the Stirling area to visit Stirling Castle and spend the day experiencing history right on your doorstep.
Video is from Historic Scotland's YouTube channel.

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Stirling Castle towers above the river and the medieval bridge. The castle is well defended by cliffs on 3 sides, the castle became a military stronghold and seat of royalty and government.
Stirling Castle rock has been used as a fortress for centuries - probably since Roman times. The earliest buildings upon it mentioned in surviving records are the castle and the chapel dedicated by Alexander 1 in 1120.
From the 12th Century it became one of the principal royal strongholds in Scotland. Destroyed or rebuilt several times in the 13th and 14th centuries, it was close to great battles against the English during the Wars of Independence - Stirling Bridge in 1297 and Bannockburn in 1314.

Links to other Stirling Castle sites:
www.impressions.uk.com
www.scotland-calling.com
www.castles.org
www.caledoniancastles.co.uk