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The King's Knot or Cup and Saucer

stirling castle from the king's knot

1/4 mile West of town centre.

Access from Dumbarton Road / Kings Park Road

On the land below Stirling Castle, you will see an octagonal stepped, grassy mound which is the King's Knot.

Just along from the Smith Museum and Art Gallery. Close to the center of town and a great open space to relax or have a picnic. Stunning views to the Trossachs and the Gargunnock Hills.

Around 1630, it was planted with box trees and ornamental hedges and formed part of a magnificent formal gardens. Barges were sailed along a canal which surrounded the garden.

The King's Knot is better known locally, as the Cup and Saucer. Its appearance has probably been altered by restoration in the 19th century.

stirling castle from the king's knot

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