We stopped in Stirling for dinner on our way to a hotel near the Edinburgh airport, and given the lateness of sunset in late May we had enough light to enjoy some of the views. Stirling Castle is the prominent feature in town.
downtown pedestrian area
After dinner we walked from the center of town up the hill toward the castle.
The castle itself was closed for the day, but the views were great, plus there were only a few other people around.
view of the Wallace monument and valley from the castle
Church of the Holy Rude
Bluebells and gravestones
Stirling was a nice stopping point on our drive back to Edinburgh and we hope to return to a few other spots nearby on our next trip.