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Royal Stirling short course

Explore 400 years of history in our comprehensive one-day course and find out why the City of Stirling and its castle played such a pivotal role in Scotland’s medieval past.

Brief itinerary

  • Morning: 9.30 Pick-up, Stirling Court Hotel or 10am Stirling Train Station
  • The twelfth-century Augustinian abbey of Cambuskenneth close to the site of the battle of Stirling Bridge (1297)
  • Stirling’s magnificent fifteenth-century Church of the Holy Rude
  • Stirling Castle – With its location rivalling even Edinburgh Castle’s for sheer magnificence as it sits on its high volcanic rock, visible for many miles in every direction, the castle has played a prominent role in Scotland’s past since the twelfth century
  • Lunch at a historic pub

Course dates in 2018

  • Friday 4 May
  • Saturday 12 May
  • Tuesday 15 May
  • Friday 25 May
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