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Mr Monkey visits Stirling Castle

"That's something that most castles don't have, you know"

Mr Monkey looking down on the Kings' Knot Mr Monkey looking down on Holy Rude churchyard

While he was in the Bowling Green Gardens, Mr Monkey noticed a couple of interesting sights outside the castle. First, there was a set of earthworks in a field. This is called the Kings' Knot, and dates from 1628-9, though it's on the site of James IV's garden. According to a legend, the raised mound was the base for King Arthur's round table, but Mr Monkey thought that was just silly. Second, Mr Monkey saw that there was a large rock in a graveyard, and that people seemed to be using it as a viewpoint. He found out later that this is called the Ladies' Rock.

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