Stirling Castle

The ancient Castle of Stirling is built upon a rock,
Which in the days of warfare withstood many a shock;
And the views from the castle are lovely to see
Especially the bonnie green braes of Airthrey.

From the Castle can be seen the battlefield of Bannockburn,
Likewise the beautiful river Forth, which smoothly doth run,
And the old Bridge of Stirling is attractive to see,
Also famous Touch House and Cambuskenneth Abbey.

And within the Castle are to be seen the House of Parliament,
Built by James III, and an enormous sum of money on it was spent,
Besides the Chapel Royal, and now the Armoury,
And the palace, built by James the Fifth are worthy to see.

And the Wallace Monument on Abbey Craig is charming to be seen,
With its rugged rockery and shrubbery green,
It is rather attractive and amazing to the eyesight,
Because it is erected upon such a perpendicular height.

And the town of Stirling occupies a beautiful seat,
And the streets are very clean and neat,
And the shops are beautiful to behold,
Stocked full with goods for the young and old.

And the surrounding country is most lovely to be seen,
Especially in the summer time when Nature’s face in green,
And the beautiful river Forth, rolling on its way,
Is enough to make the tourist’s heart feel light and gay.

As from the Castle he views the scenery below,
His heart will fill with joy all aglow,
And with delight he’ll exclaim, Oh! How grand,
There’s nothing can equal you in fair Scotland.

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