European Adventure 2017
Another nice day and a visit to Stirling Castle was on the agenda. The camp site we stayed at last night had a fish pond with some rather nice fish in. A sign said fly fishing only and catch and release and the camp people had left fly rods on the banks of the pond but unfortunately there were no flies attached. Although Geoff says he is 'castled out' he managed to do this one. We found a Park and Ride and for the cost of £1.20 we parked our vehicle and got a return bus ride to Stirling. The walk up to the castle was impressive with the old town buildings looking beautiful with history oozing from every stone wall. The castle itself was quite spectacular and the view was stunning. It was a royal palace and there was a great hall in the centre of the castle where the people could meet with the King and Queen. If was lunchtime at the end of the castle visit and Mandy and Charlie were hanging out for a meal of Haggis, neeps and tatties so we headed to a restaurant we had been recommended called City Walls. I wasn't really up to a big meal so opted for a smaller meal while Ryan chose haggis-stuffed chicken which he very much enjoyed. He hadn't had haggis before and was a little hesitant but pleasantly surprised. From there we headed to Bannochburn to learn about Robert the Bruce and the Battle of Bannochburn but it was booked out so we made a booking for the morning and then then tried to find a camp site for the night. After a few attempts we managed to get into Witches Craig in Stirling. What a lovely camp, full of life with children playing and people sitting outside. Quite a difference from the Caravan Club sites. Very pleasant evening and so nice to be spending time with Ryan.