Bannockburn House is a 17th Century A-listed mansion house, which has survived largely unchanged, apart from an added Victorian extension . The most notable guest was Charles Edward Stuart, Bonnie Prince Charlie in January 1746. The Prince had briefly visited and dined with Sir Hugh in September 1745 prior to his campaign march south ending at Derby. Bannockburn house was used by the Prince as his headquarters during the siege of Stirling and the battle of Falkirk. Sir Hugh’s niece Clementina Walkinshaw nursed the Prince when he fell ill during his time there. It was from here The Prince departed on his fateful journey north to Culloden. Clementina later joined him abroad and became the mother of his only acknowledged child Charlotte Duchess of Albany born 1753.
Alexander Wilson purchased the house, having lived in it as a tenant for approximately 20 years. He undertook the building of a two-story extension to the rear of the house and some renovations in the main house. This included enlarging the Portico at the front and opening up the floor of the first floor drawing room making a gallery to show the original 17th century plasterwork ceiling.
The Wilson family were prosperous mill owners who had built their weaving business in Bannockburn into the foremost tartan producers in the country.
The House was saved by the local community and was transferred to Bannockburn House Trust in 2017. It has been brought back to life since then by various teams of local volunteers.
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A haunted house dating back to the 17th Century which has survived largely unchanged. Take a step back in time nestled in beautiful woodland and gardens, with a rich colourful past. Ghost Hunts here at Bannockburn house are a rare occurrence but the hauntings are frequent. Once the home to the first baronet of…
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