The Pipers' Tryst Hotel
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... shortly thereafter.
Just before we left Micky did some of her own research. She typed the name Myron Andrews, my grandfather, into Ancestory.com and then painstakingly traced it back 1000 years. The results were rather disheartening. Looks like we may have come across the English Channel from Normandy France in 1066 with the murderous William the Conqueror. After serving in his rape and pillage of the British Isles we settled into a mini estate ...
... afternoon. First impressions of the hotel were good. Nice and clean lobby area with professional and courteous staff.
We decided to go for a walk around the area to see what we could find. We stopped at a McDonalds for a quick bite to eat as we hadn't had anything since our soup and bagels at Tim Hortons the night before for dinner. While there we used their wifi to check emails, update Facebook, etc. The prices here are lower even ...
... every Scotsman and Scotswoman in the area had flooded the local Inns and eateries for the night. We did however manage to find a table in a nearby Tapas restaurant for dinner but this presented another problem. None of us had ever had Tapas before but thankfully the waiters were able to help us navigate the menu and a delightful dinner was had. The following day Craig (son in law of our homestay owners) arrived to take us on a ride through one of his favourite bike ...
... a great deal of Glasgow's history and also learnt that they are very excited to be hosting the upcoming Commonwealth Games and are preparing the city very well by the looks of it!
After a very long day we made it back to our hotel, spent the rest of the afternoon in the sauna and heated spa and indulged in room service! (For the second time on the trip:)
The next morning we packed up, said goodbye to Bonnie Scotland and flew to Northern ...
Stirling's strategic importance lay in the fact that it was the lowest bridging point on the River Forth, and thus the gateway to the Highlands. This lovely 15th-century bridge lies close to the site of William Wallace's decisive victory over the English in 1297, at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
"If you are going to see only one castle in Scotland, let it be ...