Monday 22 April 2013

S... is for Stirling!

Stirling is the perfect day out from Edinburgh. It is a tiny town about and hour away by bus ans id packed with things to do! The Stirling Castle, for one, is an attraction that can easily take up all day! It is a big big castle, overlooking the city much like Edinburgh, except that it looks much bigger. The views onto the city and beyond are absolutely fabulous! And since I was lucky to have gone on a sunny day, you could see for miles until your eyes found the snow capped peaks in the North.
Another popular place is the National Wallace Monument, that stands tall as a proud monument for Scotland's favourite freedom fighter, immortalized by Mel Gibson's Braveheart (don't believe everything you see in the movie, though!). The Bridge of Allan is close by as well, and for those who have seen enough, the city centre has a lovely selection of restaurants, pubs, and cafes.
Stirling is the kind of place to take off for without a prior plan... just get up and go, no matter what the weather, you'll still love it!
Look at the view!

In the gardens, Stirling Castle

Wallace Monument
This post is part of the ongoing A-to-Z Challenge. Previously, AyeBerwickCramondDisabilityEdinburghForth BridgeGlasgowHamishIsle of SkyeJohn o' GroatsKirkLoch Lomond and LussMogwaiNecropolisOld Man of StorrPortobelloQueen of Scots, Robert Burns.

1 comment:

Paula said...

Sounds like a fun way to spend a day visiting the castle!