The Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling

The Church of the Holy Rude was founded in 1129 and it is the second oldest building in the city after Stirling castle. On 29 July 1567 the infant son of Mary, Queen of Scots, was crowned James VI of Scotland here.

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Stirling is clustered around a large fortress and medieval old-town beside the River Forth. The origin of the city name Stirling is uncertain, but folk etymology suggests that it originates in either a Scots or Gaelic term meaning the place of battle, struggle or strife, but other sources suggest that it originates in a Brythonic . . . → Read More: Stirling

Wallace Monument

The National Wallace Monument is a tower standing near Stirling (Scotland) and commemorates Sir William Wallace. The tower was constructed in the 19th century and was the design of architect John Thomas Rochead. The monument is a 67-metre sandstone tower in Victorian Gothic style. It is situated on the Abbey Craig, from which Wallace was . . . → Read More: Wallace Monument


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