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Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Stirlingshire » Stirling September 13th 2007

Yesterday was the free bus tour of the Stirling area for the International Students. It was actually quite fun. First we went up by the Wallace monument, but we didn’t really get too close, so I’ll definitely hike up there myself sometime soon. You can get to it right from campus, and it’s not too far, just a LOT of stairs to climb! Then we went to, I think, Bridge of Allan, and then to this huge old cathedral at, I think, Dunnborough? Dunn-something-or-other? I’ll look it up on the internet tomorrow before class. Anyway, it was a gorgeous old cathedral, the first one I’ve ever been in, and I took about a zillion pictures. There were so many of us there on the tour, I actually felt kind of sorry for the two people working ... read more
Stone Carving

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Stirlingshire » Stirling September 5th 2007

One of our various trips to the towns around the south of Scotland. We went to Stirling back in September to see a magic show at the castle!... read more
Time for a quick dance
Going into Stirling Castle
One of many, many cannons to ride

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Stirlingshire » Stirling August 30th 2007

Begin van de reis (03-08-2007) Spannend, mijn eerste echte boottocht. Voor het eerst met vriendinnen over het kanaal. Uhmm voor het eerst alleen met de auto echt op reis naar een ver land. En ohhh jaah, voor het eerst links rijden. om my god waar ben ik aan begonnen. 's morgens vroeg belt Anne mij op om te vragen of ze iets eerder kon komen, ze had geen boter en ze verveelde zich. nou ja dan kom je toch. Rond twaalf vertrok vanuit thuis. Uitgezwaaid door de hond, pap en de buren... op weg naar het onbekende. Eerst nog even langs Eveline en Els om die op te halen en dan naar IJmuiden. Nou we reden al meteen verkeerd natuurlijk! Maar toch aangekomen na een hele lange omleiding haha.... De tom tom die ik van ... read more
Duke's pass

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Stirlingshire » Stirling July 19th 2007

I took the bus to Stirling today - it’s only an hour from Edinburgh and £7/return, so the perfect day trip. I took one of those “Hop on, Hop Off” tours so I got a pretty good overview of the town. Saw Bannockburn, which is famous for the Battle of Bannockburn, where the Scots under King Robert the Bruce defeated the English in 1314. This battle was the climax to their Wars of Independence, which united the Scots under Bruce and led to independence from England. A few miles away, and a few years earlier, the Scots under William Wallace (Braveheart) fought against the English at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297. I went to Stirling Castle, which is supposed to be ‘arguably the best in Scotland.’ I wasn’t sure I wanted to see it, ... read more
View of Stirling, looking at the William Wallace Monument
William Wallace's Sword
Stirling Castle

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Stirlingshire » Stirling July 1st 2007

Your mother was a hampster, and your father smelled of elderberries! Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Stirling By JLECRAGS July 1st 2007 "Is there anyone else up there I can talk to?" "No. Now go away or I may taunt you a second time!" Yes, we visited Duone Castle, the setting for Monty Python and Holy Grail. It was better than all the other places we've gone, in my opinion, because they let you go and walk around by yourself without a guide or even an audio tape. The castle, before the day of Monty Python, was used as a hunting lodge for kings and queens. After that we were basically dying of starvat... read more
a tiny doorway
out a window


Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Stirlingshire » Stirling May 29th 2007

Vacation in Central Scotland, May 12 to 27, 2007 View all of my Stirling photos at (copy and paste): Introduction: I had hoped to start the travel blog while on the trip, but that idea proved to be overly ambitious. We signed up at the library in Stirling, Scotland, to use the computers there, but were limited to one-hour sessions and couldn’t download or print anything. So I’m back at home, trying to put together photos and journals in some sort of order. We visited England and Scotland for the first time three years ago. We rented (or “hired” as they say in the UK) a car and drove around England and up to Scotland, then parked the car when we got to Glasgow and took buses and trains until we left for the ... read more
Stirling: Abbey Road
Stirling: Cambuskenneth Abbey
Stirling: Cambuskenneth

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Stirlingshire » Stirling April 2nd 2007

Had a great time in Scotland. David's Mum and Dad (Catherine and Bill) came to visit us in Switzerland and then we all headed up to Scotland for Easter. Catherine was a real trooper and although I know she was in alot of pain sometimes, she made the trip there and back to Zurich and took it all in her stride. Dave, myself and Angus stayed with Dave's Cousin Linda & John and their daughter Kelly. They are really lovely people and made us feel right at home. Linda waited on us hand and foot! And John became Angus "punching bag"....(thanks John!). Dave only stayed in Stirling for 4 days but we managed to go to Stirling Castle and up to Edinburgh Castle as well. Unfortunately, Dave missed the big Reynolds gathering on Easter Sunday ... read more
Wallaces Monument
Edinburgh Castle

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Stirlingshire » Stirling March 30th 2007

Stirling Castle Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Stirling By Smartie March 30th 2007 Today we went to Stirling Castle in Stirling, Scotland. My Uncle Kevin took the day off work so we could go. Its quite a cute little town with a lot of history. The castle was pretty cool, being able to go through all the rooms. We went to the cemetary where my Great Great Grandpa was buried which was right down from the castle. We packed a lunch and since it was a pretty good day we sat outside the castle on the castle grounds and ate our lunch. This was my very first castle that I had seen since I'd been here so I was pre... read more
Stirling Castle
Me at Stirling Castle
Dana, Paige and I

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Stirlingshire » Stirling March 15th 2007

Stirling Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Stirling By lgh5000 March 15th 2007The day after Jen's arrival, we started our 2 day treck in Scotland (my favorite place in the world). We rented a VW minivan (mind you, European vans are MUCH smaller than American ones), and fit the 6 of us in it. 2 in the front, 3 squished in the middle, and 1 even more squished in the back. It was a lot of fun ;) Our first stop was Stirling. We went up to the castle, took a hike around that area, and then drove to the William Wallace Monument. It was a good first taste of Scotland for Joe, Matt, Ross, and Kristen.... read more
Squished Car
First View
Me in Car

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Stirlingshire » Stirling January 1st 2007

After big night and only 3 hours sleep, I managed to drag myself out of bed and have breakfast in the hostel canteen before it closed. The whole group had also managed to muster by our scheduled leaving time of 10am. However, our bus driver was running late, and decided to delay our leaving for an hour. We waited around for 11am, thinking ‘I could be in bed right now’, and then we all jumped on the coach and headed out to Stirling. Our first stop was the Wallace Monument, high up on the protruding hill. The monument was built 1869 to commemorate Sir William Wallace, one of Scotland’s greatest hero’s. In 1297, he and his vastly outnumbered followers swooped down from ‘Wallace Pass’ to defeat the English forces at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. We ... read more
Wallace Monument
Hannah & Letitia
The Last of the Carnival

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