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What to see in a few hours.

Aberystwyth, United...
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What to see in a few hours.

Will be making our way up to the Aberdeen area on Thursday 1st June. Should be arriving around 2pm, have accomodation booked at the Travelodge on the motorway for overnight. What could we see in Stirling for the rest of the day, & maybe for a couple of hours in the morning before we continue our journey. We have passed Stirling by on our many previous trips so thought we should stop this time.

Glasgow, United...
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1. Re: What to see in a few hours.

The castle would be the obvious thing which will fill a couple of hours.

East Neuk of Fife...
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2. Re: What to see in a few hours.

Well the castle is a bit of an obvious choice, but it is rather special.

There is also an exhibition about The Black Watch which might be of interest

theblackwatch.co.uk/collections/…

undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/stirling/stirling…

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3. Re: What to see in a few hours.

The castle first and then stroll down to the centre taking in some of the other historic sights. The Drummond Gardens and the old cemetery by the castle are particularly worth a look. Your hotel is about three minutes drive from the Battle of Bannockburn site, which has a new (and pricey!) visitor experience. On the way out, visit the Wallace Monument: if you have an extra half hour, there are pleasant woodland paths below the monument. To reach the castle I'd suggest going the back way, either down the motorway from J9-J10 or in town past the King's Park, to the Castle Gardens (on map, in reality more of a field) and stopping in the free parking bit on the Raploch Road for the best views of the castle on its rock; and the King's Knot. You could then drive up the Ballengeich Pass (an interesting short steep route) to the castle, or park (chargeable) around the Smith Museum (maybe even popping in, it's free) and walk up to the castle past the chainsaw carvings.

Edited: 15 May 2017, 11:58
Aberystwyth, United...
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4. Re: What to see in a few hours.

Thankyou all. I like the look of the area around the castle & the old town. Thanks, David for the directions re parking . Of course what we end up doing will depend on how our journey has gone !

Edited: 16 May 2017, 07:32
5. Re: What to see in a few hours.

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