After leaving the Hebrides I went back to semi-real life in Edinburgh where I had a couple of days because I had to get a PCR test. So I took a tour to see the Kelpies (my post can be found here: https://bit.ly/3tFlE0i), Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle.
Stirling Castle is a multiuse building these days that includes the Argyll and Sutherland Highlander Regimental Museum. The regiment has a long and close relationship with the castle dating back over two hundred years.
The castle dates back to the Renaissance and James I who wanted his court to rival those of continental Europe. In its current incarnation the royal chambers have been restored to reflect the mid-16th century court of Mary, Queen of Scots.
By the time the tour reached Stirling Castle it was late afternoon and it was cold and wet. But the stop at Stirling was very definitely worth the effort.
Window in the Great Hall
Restored ceiling in the Great Hall
By this time it was a thoroughly miserable dreich day!
They make sure the fire extinguishers can be readily found!
Outside it was still raining…
Time to leave
Nice captures love old castles, dont get any of that around here 🙂 What type of instrument was that gentlemen was holding in some of the images, Thanks for sharing your tour Abigail
He was entertaining the tourists, playing on a Renaissance lute. He is a local musician specializing in early music.
Great photos and I love the window photos very much!
Love the arches and the windows. The musician’s eyes tell another story. With her mask it looks like she has that “not again look” but I am sure she is smiling 😉
This castle is still on my list to visit. Have seen a few when I was there. You got a few nice angles here.