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Knights and Castles

Bold knights and imposing castles

Explore the world of medieval knights through the characters who played their parts at Bannockburn. From famous knights, like James Douglas, to a humble Page, the Bannockburn experience will, literally, bring these characters to life.

And, of course, at the centre of it all was Scotland’s most significant stronghold – Stirling Castle. Find out why it was known as the ‘brooch that held Scotland together’ and fight your own battle to see who ends up in control of it!


Sir James Douglas, fearsome Scottish knight
Robert Clifford, arch enemy of James Douglas
An English knight charging at full tilt would have been an awesome sight
Knights also fought on foot - equipped with the best armour and weaponry

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James Douglas

Fearsome Scottish knight

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Edward Bruce, Earl of Carrick

Warrior brother

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Thomas Randolph, Earl of Moray

Commander of the vanguard

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Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester

Doomed commander

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Henry de Bohun

Bruce’s challenger

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Take a Quiz

Take the Character quiz to test your knowledge of the Knights that took part in the Battle of Bannockburn

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