History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The current facade of Mar's Wark is two storeys high, though the original structure reached three storeys. The top storey was removed in order to make the structure more stable for preservation purposes.
Mar's Wark was briefly the home of the 6th Earl of Mar, who led the Stewart forces in the 1715 Jacobite rebellion. When the rebellion fizzled out, the Wark was seized by the crown and used as barracks. It was damaged by cannon fire in the second Jacobite rising in 1745, and never repaired.
About Mar's Wark
Address: Castle Wynd, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Location: At the top of Broad Street on Castle Wynd
Website: Mar's Wark
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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