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Central Scotland Plain from Wallace Monument

This morning we commenced our extended tour of Scotland.

We departed lodgings at Glasgow Airport and drove north with first stop at Stirling Castle which has played an important role in Scotland’s history, both as a military fortress and Royal Palace. We visited all the main aspects including Royal Apartments, Great Hall and kitchens.

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Royal Apartments at Stirling Castle

Today, was the final day of our small group tour covering Scotland.

We departed our lodgings in Dunkeld and walked round to the local Cathedral, the site of which has a long history dating back to the 600s. Over the millennia the site has witnessed worship under the Celtic Church, the Catholic Church and, currently, Church of Scotland (Presbyterian).

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Royal Apartments, Stirling Castle

This morning, we departed our Edinburgh lodgings and drove south for about 20 mins to visit Edinburgh’s ‘other’ castle, Craigmillar. ┬áThis was originally owned by the Preston family then Gilmours and finally Government ownership after it fell into ruin. The fabric is now in good order and affords visitors an excellent insight into the medieval castle.

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