King Edward I Monument Solway Plain
Standing at the confluence of the River Eden and the Solway Firth, this stone monument marks the encampment where King Edward I, the ‘Hammer of the Scots’ died on the 7th July 1307. Edward had fought a long and bitter campaign to conquer Scotland and after months of illness at Carlisle and Lanercost Priory, he was still determined to challenge Robert the Bruce. His body was brought into the Church of St Michael Burgh by Sands and he laid in state for 10 days, while members of the Court came to pay their respects, including his son Edward II. Signposted from the village, there is a small car park and a footpath to the monument.