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King's Knot Park

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Panorama of Kings Knot gardens, below Stirling Castle, in Scotland. The picture was taken on the eastern approach to the knot. The layout of the gardens can clearly be seen on the satellite view of the Stirling Google map.


King's Knot Park - Stirling visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'King's Knot Park' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Stirlingshire.

According to Historic Scotland, who manage this site in Stirling, Kings Knot Garden with its octagonal, stepped mound or knot, was probably laid out in 1627-8 by William Watts, a 'skilful and well-experimented' gardener, who was brought from England to supervise the Royal Gardens at Stirling and elsewhere.

Kings Knot lies beneath the walls of Stirling Castle is first recorded at the beginning of the 16th century. They occupied part of the old Kings Park, which was enclosed by William the Lion and the end of the 12th Century. A good view of the gardens is from the Front Parapet of Stirling Castle, which stands on the hill to the north of the gardens.


Kings Knot is on Dumbarton Road, a short distance from the Tourist Information Centre and Stirling Smith Museum, next to Kings Park.

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