Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Tour Scotland Video Bagpipes And Drums Near The Castle In Stirling
Tour Scotland of bagpipes, Pipe bands and drummers near the Castle, Stirling, Scotland. King James V and his second wife Mary of Guise constructed the grand palace at Stirling Castle, which was designed to heighten royal mystique. The castle is one of the largest and most important Scottish castles. It is surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs, giving it a strong defensive position. Its strategic location, guarding what was, until the 1890s, the farthest downstream crossing of the River Forth. Several Scottish Kings and Queens have been crowned at Stirling, including Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1542. There have been at least eight sieges of Stirling Castle, including several during the Wars of Scottish Independence, with the last being in 1746, when Bonnie Prince Charlie unsuccessfully tried to take the castle. Stirling Castle.
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