Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Scots Corner - Stirling Castle

I'm still having issues uploading photographs. This is one of the quieter areas of Stirling Castle. It's the Nether Bailey at the back of the castle. You access this area through the North Gate. There's a wee exhibit in the guard house with prisoner in situ.
At the far end of the Bailey is the Tapestry Studio, which was closed by the time we got there. The tapestries are a work in progress so we were somewhat disappointed to have missed that.
What look like little cottages in the photograph are actually powder magazines. They were built about 1810 and later converted into mobilisation stores.
Just like the rest of castle rock the Nether Bailey has fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. From far outside the castle, the walls surrounding that area make that whole section look like a ship.

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