Holiday Inn Express Stirling
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
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Well you have probably all made and broken New year resolutions by now!! I didn't make any to start. I had a lovely Christmas and New Year and hope you all did too. I am sure mine was a lot cooler than you all experienced other than those of you here in the Northern hemisphere. Headed back to Edinburgh on 3rd January by train and it was a lovely …
... ceilings and detailed sculptures. We all enjoyed touring the well-kept grounds and visiting the museum. Only after we were finished did we see any other visitors. Great timing.
Next, we stopped by Floors Castle, which is the current home of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe, located on the outskirts of Kelso. We didn't go inside, but we saw the exterior and drove around the stables and the grounds. ...
... as luggage will be an issue come home time and this adventure has just begun. FYI: We bought a Scotland Snow Dome. As the day draws to an end here in Scotland we prepare for our journey to Jersey. It has been an enjoyable experience for us (despite Michelle coming down with a cold). A beautiful and stunning country with a such a deep history that our short visit does not do it justice. Nonetheless, our time was memorable and will provide us with some great memories to cherish ...
... right below it! So I headed up the entry way, got tips from a guide on how to get the Historic Scotland Explorer Pass (which saves you money if you're going to multiple castles or historic sites) and I got on line for the ticket. I also decided to get the audio guide (only 2 pounds 80) because I had a feeling I would get more out of the site with it...I was right ;)
The first thing I guess I should say is that the views from the castle ...
... thick Scottish accent hid all of the words I was familiar with within its distorted vowel pronunciation.
Besides the thick Scottish accents heard around the city, I also encountered some other typical Scottish and British stereotypes including:
1. Many people wearing kilts and tall socks
2. Men playing bagpipes
3. Little Scottish school children dressed in uniform
4. Cookies being referred to as biscuits
5. Castles ...