The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre

The Battle Of Bannockburn Visitor Centre

About The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre

Bannockburn Heritage Centre Glasgow Road, Stirling FK7 0LJ
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In June 1314 the history of Scotland as a nation was about to change forever.

It was at the Battle of Bannockburn that Robert Bruce, King of Scots, would face down the English army led by Edward II.

Edward, keen to retain the stronghold of Stirling Castle, had led a huge army through Scotland to lift the Scots’ siege of his garrison at the Castle.Over the two days of battle, 23-24 June, Edward’s army was repeatedly thwarted by the Scots stubborn resistance before finally finding themselves trapped by the surrounding terrain with no room to manoeuvre their huge force.

The result was an unprecedented rout of King Edward’s army.

Located near the historic city of Stirling, the battleground still evokes the landscape that would have been seen by medieval soldiers in 1314 when the area was a royal hunting park.

Pre-booking is essential for Battle Room Experiences.

Centre is closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and 2 January.

Upcoming Events at The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre

Archaeology Lecture Series: Ava Beaker Burial Project

Archaeology Lecture Series: Ava Beaker Burial Project

4th June 2019
Join Maya Hoole, to find out how multiple institutions and researchers came together to carry out extensive research which has revealed remarkable insights into Ava’s life and death!
Anniversary Event: Bannockburn Battle Camp Reenactment

Anniversary Event: Bannockburn Battle Camp Reenactment

15th June 2019 - 16th June 2019
Join us to commemorate the 705th anniversary of the Battle of Bannnockburn with a fun, family day out at our Bannockburn Battle Camp Reenactment!
The Battle of Bannockburn Anniversary Guided Walk

The Battle of Bannockburn Anniversary Guided Walk

23rd June 2019
On the anniversary of The Battle of Bannockburn, join Dr Murray Cook on a guided walk, following the route taken by the Scots to the English camp and Day 2 of the Battle.
Archaeology Lecture Series: NTS Archaeology Collections

Archaeology Lecture Series: NTS Archaeology Collections

2nd July 2019
Dr Natasha Ferguson gives this lecture on 'Revealing and Rediscovering the Archaeological Collections of the National Trust for Scotland' on 2nd July.
Archaeology Lecture Series: Crannogs Through Time

Archaeology Lecture Series: Crannogs Through Time

6th August 2019
This talk will present an overview of the archaeology and history of crannogs from their earliest Neolithic origins to the houses of Iron Age farmers, to the hunting lodges of medieval kings.
Archaeology Lecture Series: The Isle of Staffa

Archaeology Lecture Series: The Isle of Staffa

10th September 2019
Join Dr Stuart Jeffrey from Glasgow School of Art on 10th September for an insight into the Historical Archaeology Research Project on Staffa!

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