Around Stirling: Walk 1
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'Scotland's newest city' says the blurb (and surely it's more deserving than other contenders I've heard proposed for city status recently, in what has become an unseemly 'dash for cash'!) Given its historical and strategic importance, it is surprising that Stirling wasn't elevated to city status long before now.
The walk follows part of the Historic Trail around the Old Town and visits Stirling Castle and the Beheading Stone, crosses the Forth via Stirling Auld Brig and takes in the Wallace Monument and Cambuskenneth Abbey. Mystery surrounds The King's Knot, overlooked in the course of this walk. Writers over more than six centuries have linked the landmark to the legend of King Arthur. Sir David Lindsay, the 16th Century Scottish writer, stated in 1529 that Stirling Castle was home of the 'Chapell-royall, park, and Tabyll Round'. Press reports in August 2011 speculate that archaeologists may have discovered beneath the King's Knot the site of King Arthur's Round Table. Work at the site is ongoing and the interim results are displayed in the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum nearby (see Additional Information).
Scotland - Central Scotland - Stirling - Town or city
Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Museum, Nature Trail, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
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