Ravenswood Guest House
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... resident of the area, odder still for a cab driver.
With jet lag creaping up on us we arrived at the University accommodation. Its a bit spartan, but in lovely grounds. Everything is so green. The university has its own Loch, a golf course, Airthrey Castle and heaps of bunnies, squirrels and other British wild life.
Our first encounter with a squirrel in the flesh (so to speak) was on the first morning. Having been driven to Tescos to pick ...
... in our hands and the kind campus popo asked if we were headed up to the flat with the party and we said yes and he said okay just a warning we're probably going to come up in 5 minutes and shut the party down. I thought it was interesting/weird that he basically informed us and everything. Much better than what would have happened at Susky though haha. As soon as we got up to the party, a bunch of Scott's friends/flatmates from South Africa told us that we ...
... I could hear my footsteps on the beautiful floor of the great hall in Stirling Castle, and pretended I was in a movie for an hour. I was alone, and wasn't about to pass up the opportunity to play ye olde times in a castle frequented by the kings and queens of history. The rooms were not as ornate as those in the other castles I'd seen, but were just as elegantly decorated with huge planks of beautiful wood and ...
... and back to the car. We were thinking of driving over to St. Andrew's to see the old course but as it was still another hour and a half drive from Stirling we had to cut it out of trip. A bit disappointing but sometimes you just can't fit in everything you want to see. One day I'll get back and get to do some golfing on some of the world's best courses. Since our time in Scotland was limited I cut out golfing to do some other things that we could do ...
... of Sir Walter Scott, who deliberately created the romantic warrior-Scot archetype in order to attract the first English tourists to what was then an impoverished nation, and thus "sell" the two nations to one another after Union.
The reason (apart from the attractiveness) I was walking down the gardens was to go to the Scottish National Gallery which I had thought would be a nice first stop. What a gem!! Easily one of the best Art Galleries I have ever been ...