Scotland 2013: Stirling sights

by | Jul 11, 2013 | International Travel

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.

Stirling Castle from below

Stirling Castle

downtown Stirling

downtown pedestrian area

After dinner we walked from the center of town up the hill toward the castle.

Mar Place and Broad Street

Castlehill

The castle itself was closed for the day, but the views were great, plus there were only a few other people around.

Wallace Monument

view of the Wallace monument and valley from the castle

As we walked back down the hill toward our car we detoured through the Mar’s Wark and Church of the Holy Rude.

Stirling church

Church of the Holy Rude

gravestones

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.

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