- Cambuskenneth Abbey gathered considerable wealth and influence. This was because of its royal patronage and its links with Stirling Castle.
- Located within a loop of the winding River Forth. Its fascinating Augustinian settlement was founded by King David I in 1147.
- The Abbey was involved with the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. Bruce's Parliament which met here in 1326 was the first to include representatives of Scotland's burghs.
- After the Battle of Sauchieburn in 1488, King James III was murdered near Bannockburn. His grave is at Cambuskenneth. Buried along with his wife, Queen Margaret of Denmark. Their tomb was erected and financed by Queen Victoria.
- The Abbey became a quarry for stone used in various parts of Stirling itself (some of these stones were used at Mar's Wark). The bell tower still stands today.