Golden Lion Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
TravelPod Member ReviewsGolden Lion Hotel Stirling
We spent the first night of our trip through Scotland here. It's very clean, the staff helpful and friendly and our room nice. It's an easy walk from the train station even with luggage.
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We arrived yesterday (Tuesday) in the afternoon. The flight from Dubai was more or less uneventful.
But first lets talk about Dubai airport. Sadly, there was not a lot to see at Dubai airport. It was weirdly overcast or misty out and was barely dawn when we landed. I really couldn't make out much of anything from the air. And why is there no air conditioning in Dubai airport? I mean really, this is the desert ...
... that went through Don’s photography classes to keep walking and to abandon their pursuit of the perfect shot. Nevertheless, the photography passion and knowledge will undeoubtedly prove exrremely valuable when documenting the trip. From Urquhart Castle, we hopped back on the coach and travelled through The Trossachs to find a spot to eat lunch. On the way, we passed Ben Nevis, the highest peak in Scotland (at about 1300 m). The scenery through ...
... sites of the city and told us about its dark history. We learned about the serial killers, Bourke and Hare, who killed people to sell their bodies to the medical school so they wouldn't have to dig up bodies like other people trying to make cash. The term graveyard shift comes from this event when families of the deceased would sit on their graves at night so no one would dig up the bodies. This was a great tour! And super cheap for a few hours of entertainment.
I took the train alone to the small town of Stirling on the last full day of my time in Scotland; they say "save the best for last", and in many ways I did. It was a short train ride from Glasgow, but it felt a world apart. The town was almost completely deserted when I stepped off the train, and as in Edinburgh, I knew to just climb the steepest hill until I reached a castle. On the thirty minute uphill walk, ...
... good. We had an early morning flight to Dublin the next day so we called it a night after the movie.
All in all, I enjoyed my time in Scotland. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival was a great experience with the city really alive and buzzing for the whole week we were there, while Glasgow was actually OK (I had heard it was pretty grim). Now we are off to Dublin for a week driving around Ireland in a hire car. Hopefully we can continue to be blessed with the manageable weather that we had in ...