The Battle of Bannockburn
An incredible new experience that changes how you learn about Scottish history
In June 1314 the history of Scotland was to change forever.
It was at the Battle of Bannockburn that Robert Bruce, King of Scots, would face down the English army led by Edward II.
Edward, keen to retain the stronghold of Stirling Castle, had led a huge army through Scotland to lift the Scots’ siege of his garrison at the Castle.
Achieving this was vital to Edward’s hopes of re-establishing his weakening grip on the country, but he was stopped short by the army of Robert Bruce at the Battle of Bannockburn.
Over the two days of battle, 23-24 June, Edward’s army was repeatedly thwarted by the Scots stubborn resistance before finally finding themselves trapped by the surrounding terrain with no room to manoeuvre their huge force.
The result was an unprecedented rout of King Edward’s army.
Located near the historic city of Stirling, the grounds of the Scottish Army's campsite - upon which the Visitor Centre is located - still evokes the landscape that would have been seen by medieval soldiers in 1314 when the area was a royal hunting park.