Built in Stirling on a peak of rock cliffs overlooking green valleys and mountain ranges, the castle is an impressive example of what life in medieval times might have been like.
In perhaps one of the greatest shows of artistry in modern times, weavers at Stirling Castle are recreating medieval tapestries on looms.
Each tapestry takes years to complete, and they are indeed magnificent, depicting various facets of daily life including battles, folklore and relationships. And each tapestry tells a story about daily life that should be examined with attention to detail.
Among the architectural wonders of the castle is the Great Hall c. 1503, where King James IV would conduct lavish feasts and court business with fires burning in hearths on the hall’s perimeter. The roof is hammerbeam construction and worthy of a second look.
The Medieval Meal was multi-course:
Visit the castle kitchens for a fascinating first hand look at the room-sized ovens, baking rooms encased in stone and busy work spaces.
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