Harnessing state-of-the-art 3D technology, visitors can experience medieval combat like never before to learn about this crucial event in Scottish history.
The Battle of Bannockburn, located on the site where Robert the Bruce raised his standard and assembled the Scottish Army in preparation for the Battle of Bannockburn, is a 3D immersive experience designed to bring Scottish history to life. The experience takes you through a series of 3D films depicting the events during and surrounding the battle, and culminates in a visit to our Battle Room in which you have the option to participate in our interactive battle game to try out your own battle tactics and skills! The centre also contains a cafe and gift shop, and our outdoor grounds contain a medieval physic garden, a commemorative area including a memorial cairn, and Pilkington Jackson's iconic statue of Robert the Bruce.
Prepare for battle! Experience the Battle of Bannockburn in thrilling 3D and take your place in the Battle Room. Entry is by pre-booked time slots.Buy Tickets
Full-day AND half-day school visits are SOLD OUT for the 2017/18 academic year. To be added to our waiting list for this year, or to book for the 2018/19 academic year, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your class' details.Learning
Scotland’s great warrior king, Robert Bruce, was crowned in 1306, soon after murdering his rival for the throne, John Comyn. At first his grip on the country was shaky.
For the next eight years Bruce fought a brutal civil war against his own opponents in Scotland and a guerrilla war of raids and ambushes against occupying English forces. He was careful to avoid full-on confrontations with a far mightier army.Find out more
King and leader
Tall, strong and handsome, Edward was king of England and leader of the English army.
Coming to the throne in 1307, he continued his father’s war against Bruce but lacked his father’s political and military skill. He was well trained in all the skills of knightly warfare but his interests lay elsewhere: in hanging out with his friends, boating and swimming.Find out more
FREE children's storytelling sessions! Sunday 22nd July: 11.00-12.00 and 1.00-2.00.
On this day in 1307, King Edward I of England died at Burgh-on-Sands, near Carlisle in north-west England.
Our volunteer team at the Battle of Bannockburn has gone from strength to strength in 2017-18. On Volunteers’ Week 2018, we would like to take this opportunity to highlight a selection of their fantastic work and thank all of them for their sterling efforts throughout the year!
Prepare for battle! 700 years after the Battle of Bannockburn, the new Battle of Bannockburn experience puts you right at the heart of the action.
Watch behind-the-scenes footage of how motion capture technology is being used to bring the Battle of Bannockburn to life for 21st century audiences.
Adam Bruce, a descendant of Robert Bruce, Scott McMaster and relatives of Pilkington Jackson talk about their delight with the conservation works of the magnificent statue.