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October 20th 2007
Published: October 29th 2007
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Two weekends ago we took a drive out to Stirling, and went to Stirling Castle - the residence of the Stewart Kings and Queens of Scotland in the 16th century. The castle sits high on Castle Hill, with three of its sides having sheer drops down the cliff, which made it easily defendable. From the top of the castle there are 360 degree views of all of Stirling, including the King's Knot, Wallace national monument and the River Forth.

Last weekend we headed to Perth for an afternoon, and did a bit of shopping. It ended up being a long day however, as both ways we were stuck in traffic for over an hour due to roadworks on the Forth Road Bridge!

Next weekend we are off again - taking a trip north to Loch Ness for a spot of monster hunting.

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Rochelle in the central courtyard of the castleRochelle in the central courtyard of the castle
Rochelle in the central courtyard of the castle

Known as the Lion's Den because it is likely to have been the exercise area for a lion that James V is known to have received as a gift.
The King's KnotThe King's Knot
The King's Knot

Part of the Royal Gardens.

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