Sunday March 31st: Today we traveled to Stirling and explored Stirling Castle. We took a guided tour and were able to learn about it’s fascinating history. We were able to see what the Royals’ rooms looked like and where their meals were prepared. We also learned that the King’s house was designated by being the only building painted gold so that ships could spot it. The castle itself used to be a lot taller, but had to be remodeled in order to be preserved- it still looks beautiful of course. The views were AMAZING. We could have spent hours there.
After the castle and a quick bite to eat, we went to the National Wallace Monument, which commemorates William Wallace, a 13th century Scottish hero. The Monument itself was closed but we were still able to hike up the mountain and see the view.
We then went to the Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Center, walked around the field, and viewed the statues, such as the one of Robert the Bruce, King of Scots.
This field is where the last battle in Braveheart took place- fun fact! Once we were done in Stirling, we went back to UWS to freshen up and relax before dinner. Another thing we learned today was that it is Mother’s Day in Scotland! We texted our moms! All in all, it was a great day of learning, views, and good eats! Can’t wait for the rest of the week!
Marissa Lotfy and Carmen Teti