img_0913 There has been activity on the Stirling castle volcanic hill since prehistoric times. Because the hill is stategically located in Scotland, heavy fortifications...
There has been activity on the Stirling castle volcanic hill since prehistoric times. Because the hill is stategically located in Scotland, heavy fortifications…
img_0914 Statue dedicated to Scottish King Robert the Bruce.
Statue dedicated to Scottish King Robert the Bruce.
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img_0917 The bowling green: area between the outer defense wall and the forwork, it was a bowling green in the 17th century.
The bowling green: area between the outer defense wall and the forwork, it was a bowling green in the 17th century.
img_0926 Forework gatehouse, ca. 1500. Grand entrance gateway built for king James IV. The original gatehouse was twice the height of the current gatehouse.
Forework gatehouse, ca. 1500. Grand entrance gateway built for king James IV. The original gatehouse was twice the height of the current gatehouse.
img_0930 Palace (ca. 1540) Royal lodging built for king James V and his French bride, Mary of Guise. Mary Queen of Scots lived there.
Palace (ca. 1540) Royal lodging built for king James V and his French bride, Mary of Guise. Mary Queen of Scots lived there.
img_0931 Palace.
Palace.
img_0932 Courtyard.
Courtyard.
img_0934 Great hall, ca. 1503. Used for grand occasions, turned into barracks in the 1790s. The color is the original color of the building. All other buildings used to...
Great hall, ca. 1503. Used for grand occasions, turned into barracks in the 1790s. The color is the original color of the building. All other buildings used to…
img_0936 Great hall.
Great hall.
img_0937 Timber roof, without any metallic part. It is built in the same fashion as a boat.
Timber roof, without any metallic part. It is built in the same fashion as a boat.
img_0939 Great hall.
Great hall.
img_0955 Chapel royal, ca. 1594. Built for James VI.
Chapel royal, ca. 1594. Built for James VI.
img_0945 Tapestry waven in the 21st century based on a medieval design ("the hunt of the unicorn") to ornament the chapel.
Tapestry waven in the 21st century based on a medieval design ("the hunt of the unicorn") to ornament the chapel.
img_0947 The tapestries contained many symbols well-recognized by the medieval person. In particular, the unicorn is a typical symbol for Jesus Christ.
The tapestries contained many symbols well-recognized by the medieval person. In particular, the unicorn is a typical symbol for Jesus Christ.
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img_0959 The royal gardens were at some time a jewel of the castle, but they have been almost completely lost with time.
The royal gardens were at some time a jewel of the castle, but they have been almost completely lost with time.
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