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... absolutely delicious, served with whisky sauce and oatcakes. Yummmm.
In the afternoon we visited the Wallace Monument, built in the 1800s as a memorial to the town's most famous hero. William Wallace led the bid for Scottish independence (you may remember Mel Gibson in the film Braveheart) and famously beat the English at Stirling Bridge. We climbed all 246 steps up the narrow ...
... gently up to the top of the street. From the map I know that in 1855 there were hardly any buildings on the right hand side going up the hill. On the left many of the small, one storey miners’ cottages still remain. There is one largish house probably dating from the 1800s towards the top of the rise. It is markedly different from the cottages.
Knowing about Cook’s shop ...
... is a magnificent medieval hall though – still used today for ceremonies, weddings, other special occasions. Unfortunately we cannot visit the rooms, as they are being restored, including the weaving of a set of mythically themed tapestries, based on histrorical studies of how the Queen may have decorated her rooms.
A big day, and our heads full of the deeds of Scottish daring past. Time to leave the history behind, and head-off to appreciate the scenary of the Scottish Highlands ...
Epic journey up to Glasgow. For us not so bad but for Cara's parents in the van a Herculean effort taking over 12 hours. The van was unloaded and all our worldly possessions stashed. Boxes were labelled and stored. There was black ice outside. Winter in Scotland had already arrived.
Bags were packed and unpacked. Discussions about what was ...
... forward to. We just went to Stirling Castle, which cost £9, and was a waste. It was just a boring castle. It just didn't have much to look at, somewhat like Edinburgh Castle, except not even as impressive on the outside. After our lunch there, we drove to Glasgow.
We were dropped off on this big shopping street, full of stores like Topshop and H&M and Hugo Boss and stuff like that. I was wandering around with ...