Tour Guests in Great Hall at Stirling Castle, Scotland

This morning, we departed Glasgow’s West End and drove N.E. for about 1 hour to our first stop of Stirling Castle.This castle has a long history dating back to the 12th century but is perhaps best known for its role as a residence for the Stewart dynasty during the 16th century, especially kingship of James V and childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots.

Considerable effort and expense has been expanded on recreating the Royal Apartments as they may have appeared during the 16th century with visitor experience enhanced by actors in the principal rooms.

We also visited:

  • Great Hall
  • Kitchens
  • Tapestry Studio
  • Chapel Royal

Royal Apartments at Stirling Castle

Royal Apartments at Stirling Castle

Royal Apartments at Stirling Castle

Chapel Royal at Stirling Castle

Inside Great Hall at Stirling Castle, Scotland

Main entrance to Stirling Castle

Highland Perthshire from Stirling Castle

Ochills and Wallace Monument from Stirling Castle, Scotland

After light refreshment at the Castle we drove about 12 miles to nearby Doune Castle, a former Royal hunting lodge (in medieval times) but now restored and used as a location for such films at Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Outlander.

Doune Castle, Scotland

Next, we continued north for about 1 hour to Edradour Distillery. This is a small distillery with output of about 130 litres p.a.We joined a tour led by a very able tour guide whP explained the malting mashing, fermentation, distillation and maturation processes.

Tour Guide at Edradour Distillery, Scotland

Maturing whisky at Edradour Distillery, Scotland

 

Tour Group at Edradour Distillery, Scotland

Whisky stills at Edradour Distillery

Next, we continued north for about 90 mins to the Speyside region duly arriving at our destination of Grantown-on-Spey about 5.30pm. Our arrival at Grantown coincided with a spectacular rainbow display.

Rainbow over Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland

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