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Landscape, Nature and Architecture

Technological improvements enabled Prince Albert to collect photographs of places that were significant to him


Stirling Castle

c. 1860

Albumen print | 7.2 x 6.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2320137

Photograph of Stirling Castle which stands on top of high crags otherwise known as 'Castle Hill'. In the foreground is open area of grassland in which are two figures; one man stands facing the castle with his back to the viewer on the right and the second man leans against a hay rick.

The crag on which Stirling Castle was built forms part of the Stirling Sill which is formed from quartz-dolerite. Following completion of the construction of the castle during the early 12th century, the outcrop became known as Castle Hill. Generations of members of Scottish Royalty have occupied the Castle until the close of the 16th century when the castle became a military garrison. There is a Regimental Museum inside the Castle and it is now under the care of Historic Scotland.  
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.2 x 6.9 cm (image)

    17.2 x 13.0 cm (mount)

  • From an album of photographs collected and arranged by Albert, Prince Consort, between 1860 and 1861

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Stirlingshire [Scotland]
              • Stirling [Scotland]
                • Stirling Castle [Scotland]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Domestic architecture
          • Castles