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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