While the Scottish capital of Edinburgh might be considered by many to be the pinnacle of the country’s historical treasure troves, those booking their stay at a hotel in the city of Stirling will quickly discover that it more than lives up to its title as the country’s “heritage capital”. They will soon discover that it is home to the highest concentration of historical buildings in the country.
Stirling’s long history includes a wide range of events, such as the Battle of Bannockburn that saw the forces of Robert the Bruce defeat those of Edward I after the siege of Stirling Castle. Those wanting to learn about these fascinating historic battles should make their way to the Bannockburn Heritage Centre.
Visit the Church of the Holy Rude in Stirling
As Stirling Castle was a long-time favourite residence of Scottish monarchs, the neighbouring Church of the Holy Rude was the location of major events such as royal baptisms and coronations. The second oldest building in the city after the castle, it is one of just three churches in Britain that were used in coronations.
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