Monday, April 04, 2011

Stirling Castle


For over a century, the Great Hall of Stirling Castle was sub-divided and used as a military barracks. Troops were initially stationed here as part of the strategy to repel a Napoleonic invasion. Since the troops' departure in 1964, a huge amount of money and skill has been invested in returning the place to it former grandeur. The reconstituted roof, is said to be made of over a thousand tons of Scottish oak, from over 600 trees. This great place was the centre-piece of the Royal Court of the Stuart Kings, up until James VI of Scotland became James I of England and went South.

2 comments:

Kecske said...

But now it's filled with old Playschool LPs and has cracks in the bedroom ceiling...

That Hideous Man said...

That must be why my wife makes all our guests leave through the gift-shop...