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Scotland is known the world over as a place of history and heritage as well as cutting edge art and culture
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Scotland is renowned across the globe for its rich culture and heritage, and its contribution to the world past and present. From its thriving contemporary arts and music scene to its achievements in industry, medicine, science, law and literature, Scotland's story is one of immense achievement
Stirling is one of Scotland's grandest castles, it dominates the countryside for many miles sitting on top of the volcanic crag of Castle Hill, surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs.
This prime position was chosen with defence in mind and with good reason – the castle has been subject to at least eight sieges, including the first to feature Warwolf, the largest trebuchet ever built.
The castle has had an extremely varied history – Mary Queen of Scots was crowned there, it was the Headquarters of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and has been an open-air venue for some of the world's most famous musicians, including Bob Dylan, R.E.M., Runrig and Wet Wet Wet.