Douglas Murder Guided Tours
The Black Douglas Murder Tour
Visitors will be able to experience where one of the most notorious events in Scotland’s history took place. Stirling Castle was the setting for the infamous murder of Sir William, 8th Earl of Douglas, better know as ‘The Black Douglas, by King James II and his courtiers in a battle for power over Scotland.
A special tour exploring the murder will be lead by castle guides and will feature a trip to the Douglas Garden where the Earl’s body was thrown from a window. Visitors will be able to get a glimpse of the “Douglas Room” within what is now the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum. The museum is housed on the site of a former royal residence. It was there on February 22nd 1452 that Sir William Douglas met an untimely end. As part of the event, visitors will also be able to access parts of the museum that are not normally open to visitors such as the Officers Ante Room.
22nd, 23rd & 24th February 2013 at 12noon and 2pm
Meet at well situated next to Palace Gift Shop in middle square.Access
: Please note that there is no wheelchair access to the museum.Cost:
This tour is free, normal admission is required.
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