At Stirling Castle we’re not short on heroic figures to admire, from Wallace and Bruce to the soldiers of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. However, this weekend (24th and 25th January 2015) we’ll be celebrating another beloved and iconic Scottish hero – Robert Burns.
A Celebration of Burns will include special tours, games, activities and food. What’s not to love?
Our Burns Tour will focus on the poet’s visit to the castle in 1787 and how it went on to inspire The Stirling Lines. Visitors can look forward to hearing more about the Bard as well as passionate recitations of some of his most famous works.
Young visitors can also join in the action on our Burns for Bairns Tour which will be led by the castle’s watchman. Travel back 228 years and follow in Burns’ footsteps as he relives the tour of the castle grounds. Great fun for all the family.
We’re also asking if you have what it takes to be Scotland’s Poet and challenging visitors to pen a few Burns-style lines of their own in Poets’ Corner.
And of course no celebration of Scotland’s beloved poet would be complete without a look at a Burns Supper. Join our food historian in the Great Hall to find out the secret to a great haggis and indeed how to properly address it.
After all that, refuel in the Unicorn Café who will be offering a special Burns menu that includes haggis, neeps and tatties, scotch broth and tea and short bread.
So join us in remembering an auld acquaintance of the castle and make sure his legacy is not forgot.
A Celebration of Burns takes place Saturday 24th & and Sunday 25 January from 12pm-4pm and is included in Castle admission price.
Marketing Executive, Stirling Castle