Travel Blogs from Balquhidder
... views out over the surrounding countryside from the ramparts. Stirling also has the best surviving town wall in Scotland.
After a couple of hours exploring the castle we walked through the Old Town and found a recommended restaurant/bar: the City Walls, the entrance of which was quite literally a hole in the city wall. We finally got to have our haggis, neeps and tatties - and ...
Left but not too far left
This could be construed as a political statement but it's not, this is our mantra while driving in Scotland. The first time we got in the car it was just plain weird, I felt like we were in a topsy, turvy, alternate universe. But once we finally left the airport it was smooth sailing at least for a little while. The main roads in Scotland, just as in Ireland, are well marked and easy to maneuver, then you come across a ...
... Lorna got us all playing a really fun game which I think is called Chocolate Wheel. It involved throwing a dice and when you throw a six you have to don a hat, scarf and gloves, then pick up a knife and fork and start to open and then eat a large bar of chocolate. However while you're doing this the dice continues to be thrown and if someone else gets a six you need to take off the gear and pass on the chocolate. It was hilarious and we had lots and lots of laughs.
... price to get in. Luckily I had the Explorer Pass so I got to enter right away and I got a free audio guide too! Right outside the castle is a statue of Robert the Bruce, who won an important victory over the English during Scotland's wars for independence, at the battle of Bannockburn. This was in the early 14th century after William Wallace won his victory at Stirling Bridge (also involving the castle) and his later capture, death, ...
... undergone tapestry weaving for the interior - each one takes 4 years to complete. We spoke with one of the weavers who described the process and shared her job with us - very cool!
This castle sits atop a rock, dominating the land. The views from the castle are amazing. We went over to the William Wallace monument that was constructed to honor the bravery and skill of the ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
TravelPod Member ReviewsKingshouse Hotel Balquhidder
Although a little pricy for a single traveller the location, food and drink definitely make up for the price. But as the only hotel in the area, I guess they can charge what they like.
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