This was an eagerly looked forward to day for G, as he loves castles. We were catching the train to Stirling to do a self-guided tour of Stirling Castle.
It was an easy train ride from Waverley Station to Stirling with lots of interesting scenery to see along the way. When we arrived, we decided to catch a taxi up to the castle and walk back down.
It was a short ride up and we bought our entrance tickets quickly. We managed to do a mixture of wandering by ourselves and also joining in a couple of group tours included in the ticket price which were very interesting. The views from the castle are also quite spectacular.
After finishing the Castle, we strolled back down the hill towards the town, stopping along the way for a French style Croque Monsieur and some wine at Friar’s Wynd.
Upon reaching Stirling Station, we picked up another cab to take us across to the Wallace Monument which we duly climbed to the top, for yet more great views.
We then caught a cab back to the station for the return train to Edinburgh. We were tired from a long day, so simply walked around the corner to The Doric bar and restaurant, where we ate delicious Shepherd’s Pie with steamed greens, followed by yet another Sticky Toffee Pudding, which the UK does so very, very well.