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No. 1 High St.

Jen and I had tried to eat at the World’s End which is located across the street, unfortunately the place was packed, so instead we went to No. 1 High Street and found it had its on great history. Some history about the bar…. No.1 High Street was the original gathering place for famous Edinburgh…

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The Edinburgh Grand

The Edinburgh Grand, was Jen and me last accommodation in Edinburgh for our final day in Scotland. It is a luxury all-apartment Residence located in the beating heart of Edinburgh, available to book for any length of stay, from one night, to one year or more. Situated on St Andrew Square in the city’s New…

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The Kelpies

Jen and I stopped to see The Kelpies on our drive from Stirling back to Edinburgh. It was raining pretty good when we arrived, but that didn’t stop us from quickly exploring the Kelpies, but it didn’t lend to capturing great photos of the Kelpies like you usually see on Instagram of them lit up…

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Cockburn Street, Edinburgh

Cockburn Street is a picturesque street in Edinburgh’s Old Town, created as a serpentine link from the High Street to Waverley Station in 1856. It is named after the then recently-deceased Scottish lawyer, judge and literary figure Henry, Lord Cockburn who was influential in urging his fellow citizens to remain vigilant in ensuring that early-Victorian expansion,…

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The National Wallace Monument

The National Wallace Monument (generally known as the Wallace Monument) is a tower standing on the shoulder of the Abbey Craig, a hilltop overlooking Stirling in Scotland. It commemorates Sir William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish hero. A number of artifacts believed to have belonged to Wallace are on display inside the monument, including the Wallace…

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Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle, located in Stirling, is one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland, both historically and architecturally. The castle sits atop Castle Hill, an intrusive crag, which forms part of the Stirling Sill geological formation. It is surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs, giving it a strong defensive position. Its strategic…

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Church of the Holy Rude

Parish church dating from 15th century, still active today, where infant King James VI was crowned. This is a most extraordinary jewel in the Scottish crown. Not particularly inspiring from the outside it is breathtaking from the moment you set a foot inside. It has all the presence of a cathedral church. This must be…

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Stirling Old Town Jail

Today Jen and I are going to explore Stirling, our first stop along our way to Stirling Castle is the Stirling Old Town Jail. Stirling Old Town Jail was built in 1847 when the old Tolbooth Jail became too overcrowded and was rated as the worst prison in Britain. Although living conditions undoubtedly improved with…

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Stirling – Hotel Colessio

The city and all its pleasures begin right in front of our doors with stunning views and architecture of historic Stirling making up the area around the hotel. This Georgian building dates from 1825 when it was originally built as a bank. In the late 19th century it spent 50 years as Stirling’s infirmary before…

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