Having been granted city status during the Golden Jubilee celebrations of 2002, Stirling is Scotland's newest (and smallest) city. Its heritage dates from the twelfth century, when the town was granted a Royal Charter and became a significant medieval settlement. Historically, this 'gateway to the highlands' was strategically important as it owned the lowest crossing point of the River Forth; with marshland to the west, the river was otherwise impossible to cross for armies. This former Scottish capital boasts grand buildings, such as the Renaissance Palace within Stirling Castle, which would have rivalled any building in Europe at the time of its construction. Situated on a hill above the city, the fortress dominates the city and overlooks famous battle sites, such as Stirling Bridge and Bannockburn. Today, Stirling is bustling, with quality restaurants, cafes and pubs at every turn, but the old town and historic monuments are a reminder of the city's rich history.
Amberley Publishing Local
|Antall sider||96||Dimensjoner||16,5cm x 23,5cm x 0,8cm|
|Vekt||152 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Andre medvirkende||Silvia Anestikova||Emner og form||Local history, Places in old photographs|