King’s Knot

The earthworks known as the King’s and Queen’s Knots were part of the formal gardens of Stirling Castle and date back to 1100s. The King’s Knot is all that remains visible of the former royal gardens – they once formed two parterres dominated by a three-tiered octagonal stepped mound, 3m high.

The gardens were remodelled for Charles I’s ‘homecoming’ for his coronation in 1633. At Holyrood Palce, the master mason John Mylne, created a sundial for the same event.

Queen Victoria gave orders for further restoration of the gardens in 1842.

The King’s Knot is open all the year round.


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Address: Stirling, Stirlingshire, FK9 4TW View map Length of visit: 1-2 hours
Dog friendly: Yes
Cafe: No
Car park: No
House open: No
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: No
Wheelchair: No

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