My Scottish Memories: Stirling

My Scottish Memories: Stirling, Stirling, Scotland (B)

During our week in Scotland in July 2012 we visited Stirling for a day. It was my husband’s idea to see it since his favourite movie is the Braveheart. The hero of the movie William Wallace was in the real life a Scottish knight who won the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297 against the English army in the War of Scottish Independence. Alas, he was captured a few years later by the English and suffered a gruesome death.

It was pouring down in Edinburgh when we almost ran from our hostel to the bus station to catch the local bus to Stirling. But the weather soon picked up and our day in Stirling was even warm and sunny unlike the rest of our week in Edinburgh and Glasgow. I felt a bit sick on the bus but the green landscape and cows and horses and sheep which I saw from the bus soon cheered me up. We got off the bus at Stirling bus station and took another one that went to Stirling University campus. That was a waste of money because our original bus also went there. We told the bus driver where we wanted to go ( The National Wallace Monument) and he left us in the middle of the road not far from the monument. We saw it atop a hill and walked on until we got to the Visitor’s center. So it’s a bit tricky to get to this landmark if you don’t have a car since it’s actually located outside Stirling and relatively close to Stirling University. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: My Scottish Memories: Stirling
Guide Location: Scotland » Stirling
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Tanja Domijan Blasich
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Wallace Monument
  • Stirling Castle
  • Arglly’s lodge
  • Mar’s Wark