Ugh, Stirling! (and I don’t mean that in a bad way)
In my opinion, it was one of the most beautiful towns I visited while completing my internship in Edinburgh. I went once with my intern group for an API excursion, and loved it so much that I had to bring my family back when they visited me in July! Each time I had the pleasure of visiting Stirling I was in awe of its quaint, hilly landscape and assortment of shops!
And that’s not even including the magnificent, Stirling Castle! It sits atop the town’s winding cobblestone streets. This was the main reason for our internship program excursion, because what’s more exciting than castle hunting?!?
Stirling Castle is much like Edinburgh Castle in that its interiors have been restored to reflect the way it would have looked in its prime.
Unlike Edinburgh, Stirling’s grounds have a beautiful garden! There is also an outdoor pathway attached to the castle’s bordering walls that stretches almost all the way around the grounds.
I could stare at the idyllic countryside, mountain ranges, and town below for hours. The castle itself offers such a beautiful vantage point.
Long story short, Stirling is a great daytrip from Edinburgh, and can be easily accessed from Waverly station. There is still so much I would love to explore, but that will have to wait for another trip ;)