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Month: November 2008

Stirling Castle unveils new tapestry

Stirling Castle unveils new tapestry

A magnificent tapestry telling a mystical medieval tale is to be unveiled at Stirling Castle. Entitled The Unicorn is Found, it is the largest of a series of seven tapestries being hand woven for the castle and measures 11 foot high by 12 foot wide. The tapestries project, worth £2 million and due for completion in 2013, involves the creation of new versions of a surviving medieval set belonging to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Much of the funding…

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Eilean Donan Castle pictures

Eilean Donan Castle pictures

Eilean Donan Castle is one of the most photographed castles in Scotland , if not the world . This is the story of the castle . Eilean Donan means Island of Donan ( a religious figure from the 12 th century ). Eilean Donan was the most important stronghold of Clan MacKenzie from the 13th Century . In 1719 it was completely destroyed . Robert the Bruce was given refuge in Eilean Donan Castle by John MacKenzie, Second of Kintail…

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