Thursday, August 20, 2009 (Stirling)
Today we decided for a day trip to Stirling.
On our way, we stopped at a charming little town called Culross and took several photos. It was raining but figured if we didn’t go out because of the rain, our trip would be spent in our apartment!
Here’s a little snippet about Culross from Travel Scotland:
Pronounced “kooros”, this beautifully restored village contains the finest surviving examples of Scottish vernacular architecture from the 16th and 17th centuries. Culross was then one of the largest ports in Scotland, and enjoyed a flourishing trade in coal and salt with other Forth ports and the Low Countries. Following the industrial revolution, however, the little town went into near-terminal decline until the National Trust rescued it from decay in 1932.
We continued on our little adventure to Stirling.
We had an amazingly funny and animated Stirling castle tour guide, and I must say, I much preferred this castle tour than Edinburgh’s. We had views of the town as well as the Wallace monument, where we walked around the grounds and of course took more photos.
Here are some photos of our day trip to Stirling.
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