Stirling Bridge, Scotland

Stirling Bridge

Stirling Bridge in Stirling is one of those places which we have driven past hundreds of times and said to each other – next time we’ll stop and have a good look at it. But it was only when we had Peggy of Peggy Ann’s Post visiting us that we actually got around to doing it.

Stirling Bridge

Stirling Bridge is really ancient. There was a famous Battle of Stirling Bridge, fought on 11th September 1297, but that was at an even older bridge which doesn’t exist now. The bridge in the photos is thought to have been built around 1500.

Stirling Bridge

I’m keen on bridges, old and new and this is a particularly lovely one in a beautiful location. The river is the Forth.

Stirling Bridge

You can see more images of the bridge here.

6 thoughts on “Stirling Bridge, Scotland

  1. These are lovely photos.
    Isn’t it interesting how well-known many Scottish bridges are – this one, the Tay and Forth bridges and the Brig o’ Dee come immediately to mind.

    • Valerie,
      It is interesting, although I suspect that the Tay Bridge is famous because McGonagall wrote that awful but brilliant poem about the original one falling down!

  2. Love multiple arched bridges and this one is a beauty for not just the shape but also the material, the history and the natural setting.

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