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View from the King's Seat at Clackmannan, looking towards Stirling

View from the King's Seat at Clackmannan, looking towards Stirling

Artist: Farington, J.

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1808

Shelfmark: K.top Vol. 49

Item number: 48

Genre: Topographical Print

View across the Scottish countryside and the River Forth towards Stirling. This view has been drawn from Clackmannan, a town situated just 2 miles from Alloa. It sits on a ridge and at the centre of the town is a sacred pre Christian stone or ‘Clack’ which gives the place its name. Clackmannan Tower, a 14th century tower that was built for King Malcolm IV and which became a stronghold for the powerful Bruce family, was strategically located at the top of ridge above the town with views far across the Forth.

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