View from the King's Seat at Clackmannan, looking towards Stirling
Artist: Farington, J.
Medium: Aquatint, coloured
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.