Bannockburn Heritage Centre

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Bannockburn Heritage Centre

Bannockburn Heritage Centre will be CLOSED for major refurbishment until 2014. Check www.nts.org.uk for updates.

The site of Scotland's great victory. Here, Robert the Bruce defeated the might of Edward II in 1314 - the greatest step in Scotland's battle for independence. Exhibition on Robert the Bruce (1286-1329) and Battle of Bannockburn.

Bannockburn is arguably the most famous battle to be fought and won by the Scots in Scotland, but it is widely acknowledged to be more than that- its name resonates in the Scottish psyche with ideas of freedom, independence, patriotism, heroism, perseverance, and triumph against overwhelming odds.

Bannockburn has long been at the core of the Scottish national identity and is reflected in many works of art and literature, such as Robert Burns's 'Scots Wha Hae' or the more recent 'Flower of Scotland' by Roy Williamson of the Corries.

In 2004, archaeologists discovered an armour-piercing arrowhead dating from the battle. This caused great excitement as it is the only weapon to have been recovered from the battlefield.

  • Open March daily 10am - 5pm
  • April-Sept daily 10am - 5.30pm
  • An NTS Property
  • Admission applies to non-members
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