Highfield Guest House
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Flat Walker and I have had some great time together! The weather here has been very poor so we have not done as much as we would have liked, however we have been out on the Mountain bike and toured Stirling Castle!
My Visit to Stirling CastleStirling is the ancient capital of Scotland because it held the closest crossing of the River Forth to Edinburgh and so controlled access to the highlands. At this time Glasgow was a much smaller town ...
... the hotel at 9:15 am. Our first stop for the day was Edinburgh Castle. Having watched "The History of Scotland" before leaving for the trip, I was particularly excited for this stop as it housed the Stone of Scone, also known as the Stone of Destiny. This stone was used in coronation ceremonies, as the incoming monarch would sit on the stone for the moment of pronouncement. After being stolen from the Scottish by the English, the stone sat in King Edward the Confessor's throne ...
... around Arthur's Seat, a large mound almost equal in size to The Wickerman's seat prior to his diet (apologies, MOD in-joke I believe).
Behind the rows of shops in New Town lie the Georgian houses designed by Robert Adam. Prior to the 1745 rising the only buildings were within the quarter square mile of city walls. Given their cramped conditions a new town was planned for the area north of the castle, centred around three parallel streets. While the southern most ...
... The Bruce's heart was buried here in 1331. The stunning beauty of this abbey was accentuated by the sunlight we were lucky enough to have on our visit. As we continued to drive through one charming village and amazing views, one after the other, Helen asked me to put in a CD of the Celtic artist Duncan Chisolm and it only added to the beauty of the area. We drove through rain showers, then the sun came out. Saw more sheep. The afternoon tea was at a lovely country house hotel ...
... I did that, but along w the nap I did a walking tour. The tour guide was probably the best one I have had on the trip so far. She did a good job of telling some really cool folk stories of the Scottish people, some really cool history, tons of traditions, and some other cool sights and interesting acts about the city. Edinburgh has had quite the interesting history. Scotland has ...