700 years ago, nobleman Robert the Bruce gathered together his men and engaged in a fierce battle against the English at Bannockburn, just south of Stirling. Despite having the smaller army, Bruce’s men succeeded in driving King Edward II’s army homewards, marking a significant victory in the Scottish Wars of Independence.
Regarded as Scotland’s most successful monarch, Robert the Bruce was a nobleman from the south west, who gained his nation’s crown and won the country’s independence. The Battle of Bannockburn is one of the greatest and most important fights ever to take place in Britain. It proved to be a turning point in history which had a future effect on both Scotland and England.
To mark the 700th anniversary of the conflict, a brand new, state-of-the-art Battle of Bannockburn visitor centre opened in March 2014. Here you can see the sights and sounds of medieval warfare first hand before leading your own division of medieval soldiers in a dramatic battle game, a unique interactive experience. No trip is complete without a walk across the battlefield itself.