In the relaxed, informal 21st century, we have the Princes Wills and Harry rather than William and Henry.
What are the chances of the same thing happening in the 13th century? Do you think Robert the Bruce was ever called Bob by his mates?
Bobby the Bruce just doesn’t sound like the sort of man that you would want leading you into battle, does it?
At 5pm Towers, we believe in giving everyone the courtesy of their proper title which means that today’s Big Deal is for bed and breakfast at the King Robert Hotel, Stirling.
Ideally placed right in the heart of Scotland and only minutes from the motorway network, the King Robert Hotel has the glorious Trossachs, countless golf courses, the Wallace Monument and of course Stirling with its recently revamped castle, all on the doorstep.
A family-run business, the hotel itself is actually situated on the site of the Battle of Bannockburn.
While the surrounding area is rich in Scottish history, The King Robert is firmly in the 21st century. All of its 52 en-suite bedrooms are non-smoking and equipped with flat-screen TVs with Sky and there is free Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel.
As well as the lounge bar, which shows all the latest sporting action on its large screen television, The King Robert Hotel also boasts Bruce’s Bistro which specialises in freshly cooked, locally sourced produce.
If you fancy a getaway break in Scotland’s historic heartland then today’s Big Deal is:
£49 for an overnight bed and breakfast stay for two people at the King Robert Hotel, Stirling; a 50% saving on the standard £99