Battle of Bannockburn Heritage Centre
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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Site of arguably the most important battle in Scottish history
It is an immersive experience, allowing visitors to stand shoulder to shoulder with 3D medieval bowmen and mounted knights, while the air fills with the sounds of combat. You can opt to watch an audio-visual show on the battle, or take part in an interactive Battle Game led by a Battlemaster.
Outside the heritage centre itself, you can explore what remains of the battlefield site, which still shows in places what it might have looked like over 700 years ago. The centrepiece of the Bannockburn landscape is the Bruce Monument, made of bronze, and set near a large circular enclosure known as The Rotunda.
Within the Rotunda is a memorial cairn to those who fell in the battle, and a short distance from the cairn is a flagpole erected in the 1870s and topped by a weathervane in the shape of a battleaxe.
Entry to the 3D Battle Game is by timed ticket and pre-booking is essential. If you want to skip the 3D experience then no pre-booking is needed; just show up and enjoy!
About Battle of Bannockburn Heritage Centre
Address: Glasgow Road, Whins Of Milton, Stirling , Stirlingshire, Stirlingshire, Scotland, FK7 0LJ
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: 2 miles south of Stirling
Website: Battle of Bannockburn Heritage Centre
National Trust for Scotland
OS: NS798 906
Photo Credit: Ian Murfitt, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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