Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Stirling Castle

May 2010 - Melrose/Stirling/Dunfermine Scotland

Taken in Melrose Scotland in 2010

Don't these pies look good? There's beef steak ale and stilton, chicken, wild boar and venison game, chicken ham and mushroom, Bombay potato, and beef steak and Guinness pies in this shop in Melrose, Scotland.

The fabulous cathedral in Melrose.

Stirling Castle is the grandest of Scotland's castles and one of the most popular visitor attractions in the country. Stirling became the strategic military key to the kingdom during the 13th and 14th century Wars of Independence and was the favourite royal residence of many of the Stuart Monarchs. Many important events from Scotland's past took place at Stirling Castle, including the violent murder of the eighth Earl of Douglas by James II in 1452. Stirling Castle played an important role in the life of Mary Queen of Scots. She spent her childhood in the castle and Mary's coronation took place in the Chapel Royal in 1543.

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  1. That looks like an awesome place to visit.

  2. What a fascinating place and history, the views are spectacular, thanks for showing us this castle.

  3. Beautiful shots. . .such an interesting place!

  4. That is a very imposing castle. I don't think I'd like to spend my childhood here as Mary did, although it looks like a great place to visit.

  5. Love the aerial shots of this castle, especially that first one - very impressive. I bet this castle is a jewel to see up close.


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