Posts Tagged ‘ Bannockburn ’

Scotland’s heritage is the attraction

Sep 11th, 2013 | By

Visit Britain have published a study that looks at what overseas visitors do when they come to our countries. But do these match why we, as residents, want to go there?

Bannockburn, Stirling and Scotland’s National Museum

Jul 29th, 2011 | By

On the day that the National Museum of Scotland reopens in Chambers Street, Edinburgh, there has been news lately that two other visitor attractions have received grants so that they can improve facilities for visitors.
Bannockburn will receive £10 million

The Other Stirling

May 5th, 2010 | By

Trapped by not having a return flight back home,(volcanoes again)) I took myself off to Stirling today to see some more of the youngest city of Scotland. That might surprise you, given its long links with key events in Scottish history, but yes, it is Scotland’s youngest city.
When you think of Stirling, the first thought you might have is the castle. This monument to the Scottish past sits astride a hilltop with commanding views over thee surroun ding land. Nearby is Bannockburn, famed for the success of Robert the Bruse over the English and, of course, thre is the national monument to William Wallace. But what else should you see if you go there?
Easily accessible from both Glasgow and Edinburgh by rail (from Glasgow it takes about 25 minutes by fast train and from Edinburgh about 55 minutes.) it would help if you wore stout, comfortable, walking shoes. In the old part there are cobbled streets and if you head up to the old prison or the castle it is a steep walk. Coaches take day trippers up there, or should do but today some idiot parked on a double yellow line which resulted in a coach being unable to make the corner.