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 Visitor Centre is a 3D immersive experience designed to bring Scottish history to life. Located on the site where Robert the Bruce raised his standard and assembled the Scottish Army in 1314, the Battle of Bannockburn Experience takes you through a series of 3D films depicting the events during and surrounding the battle. The experience 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 an award-winning cafe and gift shop, while our outdoor grounds contain a medieval physic garden, commemorative area including a memorial cairn, and Pilkington Jackson's iconic statue of Robert the Bruce.
Our standard school visit programme is now SOLD OUT for 2018/19! If you are interested in a school visit please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org with your class' size and preferred visit date and we will look into the possible options for accommodating a trip!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
Join us to commemorate the 705th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn with a fun, family day out at our Bannockburn Battle Camp Reenactment!
Here at the Battle of Bannockburn, we want our visitors to be fully immersed in the medieval battlefield experience. One fun and interactive way of understanding what it was like to be a soldier in the 1300s is to hold some of their weapons and try on their clothing and armour. With the help of our volunteers, we open the doors to our Learning Room at the weekend, giving visitors a unique opportunity to dress up like a knight, or feel the weight of a medieval longsword.
The National Trust for Scotland’s Battle of Bannockburn has received £9,600 pounds from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to run an exciting new community project, “People, Plants, Medicine and Lore”.
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.