The Central Highlands Sights

Mar's Wark

  • Castle Wynd Map It
  • Stirling
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

These distinctive windowless and roofless ruins are the stark remains of a Renaissance palace built in 1570 by Lord Erskine (died 1572), Earl of Mar and Stirling Castle governor. The name means "Mar's work" or building. Look for the armorial carved panels, the gargoyles, and the turrets flanking a railed-off pend (archway). During the 1745 Jacobite rebellion, Mar's Wark was besieged and severely damaged, but its admirably worn shell survives. The ruins are enclosed by a fence, so you can view them only from the outside.

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Castle Wynd, Stirling, Stirling, FK8 1EG, Scotland

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Published 05/04/2017


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