Outlaw King The 10 most interesting battle sites in Scotland to visit
1. BATTLE OF BANNOCKBURN GLASGOW ROAD, WHINS OF MILTON, STIRLING, STIRLINGSHIRE
ACURIOUS mix of eerie and emotional, battlefields are undeniably interesting places. Scotland is not short of bloody history, as the film Outlaw King shows – with 40 sites of violent clashes across the country being officially recognised in Scotland’s Inventory of Historic Battlefields. By all means explore all of them, but if you have a little less time on your hands we have rounded up the 10 must-see.
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Undoubtedly one of the country’s most famous battles, Robert the Bruce’s meeting with the English at Bannockburn saw one of the most significant Scottish victories in the Wars of Independence. The Bruce led his army against England’s King Edward II to try to break their siege at Stirling Castle and ended up inflicting a catastrophic defeat that culminated in the Declaration of Arbroath and Scottish independence. Despite being such a significant battle, it has left few lasting traces, so the focus of the Bannockburn experience is a state-of-the-art visitor centre. Featuring fully immersive 3D technology, it brings the fighting to life by letting visitors take command of their own virtual battlefield, interact with soldiers on either side and witness Bruce’s decisive victory against the odds.
2. GLENCOE MASSACRE MONUMENT, UPPER CARNOCH, GLENCOE VILLAGE
Glencoe is one of the most stirring places in Scotland, with the spectacular stillness of the hills having an undeniable effect on visitors. Yet even more moving is the history behind the landscape, when 38 members of Clan MacDonald were killed by government forces. In 1692 the MacDonalds were shot down and burned in their houses for failing to be prompt in swearing their allegiance to the monarch, and to mark their