After a week in Scotland, we left Edinburgh for the day to head over to Stirling and visit the astounding Stirling Castle. About an hour’s train ride away, it was nice to relax on the train and watch the Scottish countryside go by while we were brought to our next destination of adventure. And what an adventure Stirling Castle was! Probably one of my favourite days of the trip, we spent all day in Stirling exploring every nook and cranny the castle held.
Stirling is just the kind of castle I came to see. Both royal palace and medieval fortress, there was lots to see and explore. The day left me happy and smiley, like I could skip everywhere, which I very nearly did.
Let our adventures at Stirling unfold.
We began with a short guided tour just to get our bearings, and then we started exploring for ourselves. We began with the outer walls and worked our way in.
Walking along the walls, you’re met with stunning views all around.
The palace was lined with lots of statues and eavesdroppers – over 250 of them in fact.
Beyond the never-ending statues, the exterior of the castle was quite impressive.
The interior was just as impressive, from the Great Hall…
… to the Royal Palace…
… to everything else.
It was a fantastic visit to a fantastic castle. But our visit to Stirling didn’t end at the castle. We went to the Argyle House, which dates to at least the 16th century, as well as the Church of the Holy Rude, the oldest medieval castle in the United Kingdom, along with Westminster, still in operation today. Both were very cool to see, and a great way to end the day.