Sunday, 5 June 2011

Revamped Stirling Castle reopens

The royal palace at Stirling Castle has reopened following a £12 million refurbishment to restore it to its 16th century glory.

More than five years of research has gone into the restoration project, to return the palace to the way it would have looked during the 1540s when it was the childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots, after it was built for her parents James V and Mary of Guise.

The revamp includes four giant tapestries and the installation of replicas of the Stirling Heads, carvings which date from after 1530.

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