Sally the palace servant loves horses, and runs outside whenever she hears hooves on the cobbles. Join her to meet the horses, ponies and unicorns from Stirling’s history and legends.
Running Hare and There in the Great Hall
Look for the carved hares in the Great Hall. In Scottish stories, witches often became hasty hares that could outrun the quickest horses and hunting dogs.
In real life, do you think dogs, hares or horses are the fastest?*
Do the highest jump you can like a hare!
*Scroll to the bottom to find the answer!
Food Glorious Food outside the Great Kitchens
Horses would have pulled carts up to the door of the Great Kitchens, filled with food for vast feasts.
Royal feasts sometimes included a cockatrice, a mythical creature that was half serpent and half rooster and made from half a chicken sewn onto half a roast suckling pig!
What would you eat at a banquet held in your honour?
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*Hares are the fastest! They can run up to 50 miles per hour, whereas the fastest horses and dogs can only manage around 43 miles per hour.
*A unicorn has a single horn in the middle of its head and is a mythical creature!