Bannockburn Battlefield

Bannockburn Battlefield, Scotland

This morning, we departed our Stirling lodgings and proceeded as follows:

First to Bannockburn¬†to visit the site of the¬†famous 1314 battle where Robert the Bruce defeated a superior English army and this secured Scotland’s independence through to creation of the United Kingdom in 1707.

Next to Stirling Castle, a top visitor attraction where we visited all key aspects including the Great Hall, Kitchens, Royal Apartments, Chapel Royal and Tapestry Weaving.

Stirling Castle, Stirling

Stirling Castle, Stirling, Scotland

Royal Apartments, Stirling Castle

Royal Apartments, Stirling Castle, Scotland

Royal Apartments, Stirling Castle

Royal Apartments, Stirling Castle, Scotland

Next to nearby Walllace Monument (‘Braveheart’ connection). Here some of the group climbed the tower and benefited from the superb views of Stirling, the River¬†Forth and beyond.

View from Wallace Monument, Stirling

View from Wallace Monument, Stirling, Scotland

After lunch at the Wallace Visitor Centre we moved on to picturesque Culross, a town with quaint architecture dating from the 167th and 17th centuries and preserved by Scotland’s National Trust. The houses were resplendent in the bright sunshine.

Culross Palace, Culross

Culross Palace, Culross, Scotland

Culross, Heritage Town

Culross, Heritage Town, Sclotland

Our final call of the day was Dunfermline Abbey complex with its historic church containing the burial of Robert the Bruce, ruined abbey and ruined former royal palace.

Dunfermline Abbey Church

Dunfermline Abbey Church, Scotland

At the end of the day we found our lodgings in Dunfermline and dined locally. Tomorrow we visit Edinburgh.

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