2. Stirlings colourful if somewhat bloody history saw many births and deaths throughout the last few hundred years. One of the most notable William, Earl of Douglas murdered by King James the Second and his mutilated body hurled out of a high window in the castle. Not surprisingly the castle has a reputation for having many ghosts. It is claimed by spiritualists that there are over 1000 lost souls in its walls. The most famous of all being the Green Lady.(Landmarks of Scotland,49-54).
B. History of Edinburfh Castle
1. Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, was the site of the daring raid led by Sir William Douglas, the legendary knight of Liddesdale, 1333. Posing as a French ships captain, William Bullock, one of Douglas' men, earned admittance into the castle and offered the contents of "his ship" for cale. When the English agreed to buy the cargo of food and wine. Bullock was able to have it there the next morning. The porticullis was lifted and the cart drivers began entering the castle. as the first wagon passed the driver the driver put his cart underneath itm so the gate could not lower. The other wagons enter
II. The locational aspects of the two castles in Scotlandand the buildings within.
A. Aspects of travel and tourism for Stirling Casttle.
1. Edinburgh Castle for one thing, givess you a magnificant view and will give you a splendid idea of the city and the surrounding terrain. Edinburgh Castle was of strategic importance during Scotlands war of independence. One of teh most gorgeous buildings in the castle is also the smallest and oldest, St. Margret Chapel, built in the Normon fashion almost 1000 years ago. Due to this builders significance, the tiny chapel survived every military demolition. Also the castle was built on a rock, rising out of a surrounding forest.(Clan Douglas,76-84).
A. The location and some locations within Stirling Castle.