One of Scotland's greatest stone castles, Stirling guarded the lowest crossing of the River Forth for centuries. It has been likened to 'a huge brooch clasping Highlands and Lowlands together.'
It is an icon of independence, hotly fought over for centuries, as well as a centre for royal celebrations.
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