Stirling is the gateway to the Highlands – you look in one direction to the Lowlands, in the other you see the rugged hills marching away. The castle sits on top of a hill, dominating the surrounding plain. I would have liked to include some overall shots of the castle here, but I didn’t manage to get any that came out well.
Since a certain movie came out, there’s been a massive revival of interest in William Wallace – at least here’s one statue that doesn’t have Mel Gibson’s face
The views from the Castle are pretty dramatic – this is looking across to the Wallace Monument. I love the rugged ranges in the background
The Great Hall in the Castle, where the King would have received guests, and formal functions held – note the detail on the ceiling – fairly serious amounts of timber required
Look at the inside of the chapel – typical mean Presbyterians – they build a great big hall, and then it’s plain and bare inside.
A few more shots looking out at the surrounding area from the castle