“People have told stories about the King’s Knot for hundreds of years and it has become linked with all sorts of ideas. But its origins remain mysterious.
“The area was used as a garden in the 16th and 17th centuries. But when was the present ‘cup and saucer’ mound formed?
“Perhaps it was as late as the 1620s. But about 1375 the poet John Barbour says that ‘the round table’ was somewhere to the south of Stirling Castle and tradition continued to place ‘the tabilll round’ hereabouts. It is a mystery the documents cannot solve. But geophysics may give us new insights.”
Story: Chris Watt, Herald Scotland | Photo: Wikimedia Commons