Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Robert the Bruce - Bannockburn

Photo: Robert the Bruce statue at Bannockburn, site of the Battle of Bannockburn, 1314.

Day 12: Sterling to Edinburgh

After haggis and black pudding for breakfast it was off to Bannockburn to see the heritage centre, commemorating the battle at Bannock Burn between Robert the Bruce and Kind Edward II in 1314. After a quick geocache or two we then headed toward Edinburgh via the Forth Bridge. We let the lady who lives in my phone navigate us to the B&B we had prebooked on Downloading the UK (and other) maps to my phone/GPS has been brilliant.
We then caught a bus into Edinburgh – about 10 minutes away. We walked up to the Castle and had a good look around, then down the Royal Mile with all its tourist shops and dinner at the Hard Rock CafĂ©. Another day over. The days are getting by so quickly.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't seem to get the grin off your mother's face as I read where you have been and what you have learned along the way. Your descriptions of the various castles and particularly the Royal Mile bring back fond memories of our trips there. We can imagine Lach's reaction to seeing William Wallace's sword. G&G.