Less than 2km to the east of Stirling Castle in a loop of the River Forth. Most of
it is in ruins but the bell-tower is still nearly complete, as you can see.
This was where Robert I (Robert Bruce) held a parliament just after
the battle of Bannockburn in 1314 - which is about 8km away to the south-west;
it's the burial site of King James III of Scotland,
circa 1451-88 and earlier his wife, Margaret of Denmark. Their new tomb
was paid for by Queen Victoria in 1865.
The Abbey was burned down in 1383 by the forces of the English King Richard II. It's now
in the care of Historic Scotland and is open daily from April to
September with free entry.