Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Stirling Castle



Last weekend, we headed south to Stirling, where a famous castle sits atop a hill overlooking the city.






Queen Anne's Garden
The garden is situated on the sunny south side of the castle







The large beech tree in the middle of the lawn is said to be more than 200 years old










The Wallace Monument





The Outer Close area















Inner Close










Chapel Royal










Great Hall
The Great Hall was built for King James IV around 1503, partly to impress his wife, Margaret Tudor












The Palace interiors
The Palace was built for King James V and his second queen, Mary of Guise










Overwhelmingly colourful tapestries and luxurious and opulent decoration in the bed chamber















View from the Ladies' Lookout






 












Great Kitchens
Located close to the Great Hall, the Great Kitchens are a large basement rooms where food was prepared and cooked






















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