Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Blair Castle

Photo: Blair Castle

Day 11: Inverness to Stirling via Blair Atholl

Castle Day. First up was BlairCastle at Blair Atholl, the home of the Stewarts and later the Murrays. This was a fantastically well preserved castle, first started in the 13th century and added too over the next 400 years or so. It was a great first castle ‘with inards’ (private joke). From there we continued south to Stirling.
William Wallace’s Monument, housing Wallace’s sword was one of the places Lach had been looking forward to. It didn’t disappoint. Next stop was Stirling Castle – our first Royal Castle. Just amazing the history of these places. I still haven’t worked out who was who exactly, but I’m now motivated enough to work it out one day when I have a bit of time.
Time. Day’s are flying by. We left Stirling Castle at close to 6pm, and made our way to Airth Castle Hotel, east of Stirling. This was prebooked on laterooms.com so we didn’t really know what to expect. Turns out to be a huge resort style hotel in the grounds of Airth Castle. As I type, the kids are swimming. Swimming in Scotland at 8:55pm!

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