Bannockburn is the site where Robert the Bruce repelled King Edward II's army to establish Scotland's independence in ... More
Bannockburn Heritage Centre
Bannockburn is the site where Robert the Bruce repelled King Edward II's army to establish Scotland's independence in 1314. The heritage center is a good source of hard facts as well as the myths surrounding the battle. A large model of the Battle of Stirling Bridge and life sized figures of Bruce and Wallace are complemented by an audio visual display. Perhaps the highlight though, is the ghost-infested battlefield itself.
If you are interested the period of History of the Scottish War of Independence, and you are in the area of Stirling - then you must visit the Bannockburn Centre.
While there is no actual original ruin or castle at the spot - and the centre itself is unimpressive from the outside - inside, I found the centre to be a wealth of inspiration and information - much more so that the Wallace monument or Stirling Castle which are little more than tourist shops. Stirling Castle itself being of much later date than the orignal castle at the time of the war.
The Bannockburn centre features interactive presentations and demonstrations - imitation armour you can try on for yourself - hold a sword in your hand - it's just great.
Small, but well worth the visit - I actually went there twice over the course of the weekend.