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Near Darvel in Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
 

Battle of Loudoun Hill

May 10, 1307

 
 
Battle of Loudoun Hill image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher
1. Battle of Loudoun Hill
Inscription. Through devotion and by willing hands this stone was hauled here to commemorate the first victory of King Robert the Bruce who won for us freedom from serfdom.
 
Location. 55° 36.883′ N, 4° 12.701′ W. Marker is near Darvel, Scotland, in Ayrshire. Marker can be reached from A71. Touch for map. Marker is located atop Loudoun Hill.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 24 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spirit of Scotland Monument (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); 'The Most Magnificent Ruin in Scotland' (approx. 22.9 kilometers away); Roman Military Bathhouse, Bothwellhaugh (approx. 23.4 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Loudoun Hill. FutureMuseum.co.uk's page on the Battle of Loudoun Hill: …In Ayrshire, some 10 miles from Kilmarnock, near the village of Darvel, stands a lonely but imposing outcrop of rock, a remnant of Scotland's volcanic pre-history - Loudoun Hill. It was here on May 10th, 1307 that Robert the Bruce scored his first decisive victory over the forces of Edward I, the Plantagenet King of England, and began his delivery of Scotland's independence. Some would argue that in winning the war, Bruce not only freed his land from the occupying Southern forces, but unified
To Loudoun Hill image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, April 3, 2015
2. To Loudoun Hill
the fractured country into the Scotland that we recognise today.
(Submitted on August 14, 2015.) 
 
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Loudoun Hill image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher
3. Loudoun Hill
View of Loudoun Hill from the main road.
Battle of Loudoun Hill Marker atop Loudoun Hill image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, April 3, 2011
4. Battle of Loudoun Hill Marker atop Loudoun Hill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on August 15, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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