Inside the castle, Mr Monkey scampered up a narrow staircase onto the first of the Outer Defences. These defences were built between 1708 and 1714, to protect the castle from artillery fire. Mr Monkey looked down on the Esplanade, and watched people crossing the bridge into the castle. Behind him, he could see the top of the Palace, and a tiny bit of the Great Hall.
You can read about Stirling Castle at the Historic Scotland website and at the Undiscovered Scotland website.
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