The Battle of Bannockburn Experience: Participate

Taking place at

Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley

Dates between

18 Jan - 29 Feb


The Battle of Bannockburn is a 3D immersive experience that takes the visitor through a series of short 3D films and interactive activities to find out more about this crucial battle in the Scottish Wars of Independence! 

Visitors will first engage with a 3D film which provides an insight into the causes of the battle and the background of the two leaders, Robert Bruce and Edward II, before entering a large 3D area which immerses the visitor in scenes from the battle itself and the preparations the soldiers undertook. Visitors are then provided with free-flow time to explore the exhibits before assembling to enter the Battle Room, the pinnacle of the Battle of Bannockburn’s experience.

Visitors can choose whether to actively participate in (as a player) or watch the Battle Game which – after explaining the events of the 1314 battle through a digital demonstration on a large 3D map in the centre of the room – allows players to test out their knowledge of the battle tactics they’ve just observed, by taking control of troops of soldiers within the Scottish and English armies to fight out an interactive, digital battle on the map before them. Depending your team’s tactics it can be a Scottish OR an English victory in your version of the Battle Game!

Finally, the visit is rounded off with a final 3D film which explains what happened after the battle of Bannockburn; this battle may have been a turning point in the Scottish Wars of Independence but Scotland did not secure its independence for another fourteen years…


Due to limited capacity and the timed-entry nature of the Battle of Bannockburn experience we strongly suggest booking your ticket in advance. If you wish to participate in the Battle Game element of the experience please book your ticket here, and if you would rather observe the Battle Game from our viewing gallery then please book a ticket for the ‘The Battle of Bannockburn Experience: Watch’.

National Trust for Scotland members receive free entry to the Battle of Bannockburn experience but must still reserve their tickets in advance in order to ensure entry on their preferred date/time.

Dates & Times

Tuesday 14 January


Family Ticket
Single Parent Family
NTS (or other Trust) Member
NTS (or other Trust) Family
Other free passes