|The Great Hall and the gorgeous hammerbeam ceiling|
|The king and queen would've sat here at the high table's dias. Notice everyone else had benches.|
|Four pairs of tall windows decorate and light this end of the room by where the king and queen sat.|
|Click this photo to enlarge, see the detail and even the cannons outside on the Grand Battery along with the wonderful view over the Stirling countryside.|
In the late 1700s the Great Hall was divided and partitioned off into rooms for soldiers' barracks. Stirling was used for the military until 1964 when restoration of the original castle started. Restoration took 35 years.
|Seating for the king and queen during banquets.|
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|Click to enlarge and see the detail of the Great Hall's exterior.|
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|The exterior front of the Chapel Royal beside the Great Hall and the Wall-walk.|
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|Charles I became king upon his father's death in 1625|
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We thoroughly enjoyed our day at Stirling Castle and highly recommend it as an unforgettable, fascinating place to visit. This finishes my series on this castle. I hope you enjoyed it. If you missed the previous ones, first check out last week's post. I've included links there to the four previous posts.
Thanks for visiting! :)
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