|Places to Visit Near Stirling|
|Bannockburn Heritage Centre|
|Glasgow Road, Stirling FK7 OLJ|
|Off M80/M9 at junction 9|
|2 miles South of Stirling town centre on Glasgow Road (A872)|
|Tel: 01786 812664|
Bloody. Brutal. Bannockburn.
Take your place on the battlefield. Stand face-to-face with fearless medieval warriors. Witness two opposing kings – Robert the Bruce and Edward II – whose tactics in 1314 changed the path of Scotland’s history, forever.
Opening in 2014, the Battle of Bannockburn visitor centre will be a world-class visitor attraction marking the 700th anniversary of the battle.
Please note that the centre is currently closed, while the exciting developments take place. The new Battle of Bannockburn experience opens to the public on 1 March 2014.
Harnessing state-of-the-art 3D technology, visitors can experience medieval combat like never before and learn about this crucial event in Scottish history.
Commemorating Robert the Bruce's victory at The Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. This brought the independence William Wallace had fought for and led to Bruce becoming the undisputed King of Scotland. Although King Edward II's Army heavily out-numbered Robert Bruces Army, they still suffered their greatest defeat since the Battle of Hastings. The encounter which lasted two days, involved over 30,000 men.
In the Visitor Centre, the exhibition brings the Wars of Independence to life. There are scenes of the coronation of Robert the Bruce and the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath.
There is a bronze statue of Bruce on his war-horse by the commemorative Rotunda outside. This stands in the area where he killed the English knight Sir Henry de Bohun in combat, cleaving his skull in two with his axe.
|Disabled access and facilities|
|Local bus service|
Site: all year, daily until dusk (car park closed December and January)
Heritage Centre is now closed Temporary exhibition opening soon
Tel: 0844 493 2139
Bannockburn Battlefield by Battle of Bannockburn Heritage Centre
Looking for a great day out? Bannockburn Live is a fantastic two day event happening on 28-29 June, commemorating the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.
The event has something for everyone and is a celebration of Scottish music, food and history. Be transported back in time and visit 1314, experience the sights and sounds of 14th century Scotland in the medieval encampments from the forges’ sharpening weapons to the kitchens getting food ready for the troops. See one of the spectacular battle performances professionally choreographed by Clanranald known for their work on blockbuster films like Gladiator, Thor II and Robin Hood.
Fast forward to 2014 and hear some of the best Scottish trad music on the main stage. In Storyville listen to great discussions around Scotland and see recitals capturing the essence of Scottish history and culture. Plus there are lots of activities for children from hand-on crafts to trying out medieval sports.
Looking to trace your Scottish roots? Meet members from around 40 clans and families and learn more about their connections to Scotland.
And when you’re feeling hungry, tantalise your taste-buds with the textures and flavours of Scotland’s fantastic produce in the Land of Food and Drink.
So make sure you’ve got your tickets. Find out more and book online today at www.bannockburnlive.com
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 June
King’s Tickets £75
All ticket prices shown are excluding booking fee and postage
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