Robert the Bruce at Bannockburn

The Battle of Bannockburn Walk

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Learn about Scotland's greatest battle and join Dr Murray Cook on a guided battlefield walk , following the route taken by the Scots to the English camp and Day 2 of the Battle, which has no commemorations and fanfare, just mud, blood and destiny.

Learn about Scotland's greatest battle and join Dr Murray Cook on a guided Bannockburn battlefield walk. The Battle of Bannockburn, which took place over two days in June 1314, is the single most important conflict in Scottish history and yet the contrast between them could not be greater: for Day 1 which is commemorated at the National Trust Bannockburn Centre, Robert the Bruce had assembled his biggest ever army, which trained and drilled over land which he had prepared over weeks and months. He knew where and when the English were coming, they fell into his trap and he gave them a great big bloody nose! But that was all, Edward II was still about to relieve Stirling Castle, most of his army was fresh and unbloodied and the Scots were tired.

Bruce's position as king required victories, without them he might be deposed, after 18 years of conflict the country needed peace, Scotland needed to beat the English, but to push ahead for a second engagement against fresh troops, who outnumbered the Scots two to one, on ground they did not know and had not trained on was surely madness? If Bruce died or was captured, the cause died with him and this time there was no Wallace to rally the people. Could Bruce pull of the biggest gamble in Scottish history to win its greatest prize?

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Stirling Walking Tours
Leny Road
Deanston , Doune
FK16 6AP
Coach Driver guide Minibus Self drive Walking
Bespoke Large Group (31+) Medium Group (17-30) Private Small Group (1-16)
Archaeology History Walking


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Stirling Walking Tours

Stirling Walking tours offer a selection of Private Guided sightseeing tours of Stirling Old Town and Stirling Castle. An entertaining mix of storytelling and history with local guides. Tours available include: Stirling Old Town Tour and Stirling Castle & Secrets of the Old Town, Battle of Bannockburn Battlefield tour. Wallace Legends Tour and Stirling City with whisky and Scottish craft Gin tasting. Our Tours also available for Groups in French, German , Spanish and Italian. Tours must be PREBOOKED IN ADVANCE via our website. Get in touch for a quote!

Opening times

09.00-21.00 daily

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