Bannockburn

Bannockburn lake

Bannockburn is the battle fought in sight of Stirling Castle in June 1314 when a Scottish army commanded by Robert the Bruce defeated the English. It is a battle that is a source of great pride to Scotland. The National Trust for Scotland has built a heritage centre at the site of the battle with a bronze equestrian statue of King Robert the Bruce and lifelike displays of Scottish history: the Scottish nobles signing the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320; Robert the Bruce being crowned king of Scotland at Scone; and William Wallace with his famous sword.

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  • Tourist Attractions

    THere has recently been a major investment in a new Bannockburn visitor centre with all sorts of computer generated images and other interactive displays. However if you want to see something really wonderful a visit to the Bannockburn room at the Peebles Hydro Hotel is amazing as the whole room is decorated with a scene of the battle