Stirling Castle

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Which stands on a dolorite hill over 400 feet above sea level, occupies an important strategic position controlling the main ford of the river Forth; it is thus a link between the Highlands and the Lowlands of Scotland. Called the ‘Key to Scotland’, the castle changed hands many times during the Wars of Scottish Independence.

Subjects: British History.

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