If you go to sterling you have to go to Wallace’s Tower. It was one of the best things I did on my second trip to Scotland. It is really really amazing! There is a little shuttle bus that runs frequently or you can walk up the hill to the tower.
There are a few steps up to the top of the tower, 246 steps to be exact! Now there are a few floors in the tower so you can take a break and catch your breath. Keep in mind that the stair case is tiny and you should be courteous and if someone is coming up you should stop and wait for them to pass as you don’t want some one falling down a never ending staircase! The view from the top is absolutely breathtaking!
The different floors have a load of information of Sir William Wallace and Sterling. It’s worth a look. This place is gorgeous, I recommend it in summer because of the beautiful view and also the walk back down is lovely when all of the flowers are in bloom and the sun is out.
It is a definite must on things to do! I couldn’t recommend it enough!
Sterling Castle is a great way to get the history of Sterling, I recommend you definitely take the free guided tour that starts every hour from 10 am, which we were just in time for! We had the tour guide Frank a lovely man who has the thickest accent I have ever heard! Its a great tour and a really informative way to learn about sterling and the castle.
The view from here is incredible you can see the whole of Sterling and it’s so beautiful and green!
Statue of Robert the Bruce.
The castle rooms are covered in unicorns! Which I love because it’s so majestic and mystical!
Sorry for the lack of building shots, wasn’t thinking about this being a blog post. But they are gorgeous both on the inside and out. All of the rooms are decorated in tapestries, gold detail and of course unicorns! I really urge you to go here it’s really beautiful!
Sterling is 36 miles from Edinburgh or 26 miles from Glasgow, just in case you are coming from either. We drove there and it only took about an hour so it’s really accessible and let me tell you that it is amazing! It is so beautiful, this medieval town is very hilly though so you may not want to be taking your grandmother to see the sights, if you are quite lazy like I am I would advise some sort of bus or car.
The town is still got a lot of the original buildings, they are beautiful! So picturesque!
I really recommend that you go to Sterling if you can! There will be two more posts about Sterling and what you have to do when you are there, so keep an eye out!
Sneak Peak, this is a view of sterling from a very important historical place to Sterling.
Now let me just say that I am going to go back. I spent two days and one night in Berlin and this is a city that needs lots of exploring! There is so much to see and do and I don’t think I even scratched the surface. I would go back twice, Once in Summer to go back to the zoo and to sit in the parks and have picnics and then at Christmas, I want to explore the markets and I want to go when it snows! There is also some key things that I missed out on.
Overall this is a great city, it’s historical, its pretty, it’s got a plethora of things to do so really it’s the perfect city break! I really liked it! Even though when I was there (November 17th – 18th) it was foggy and freezing, it was still such a lovely place to visit.
Just a small taste of the historical side of Berlin.
Walking down the Unter Den Linden (Under the Limes, which is the cutest name!) You can spot the very iconic Brandenberg Gate, a must see!
Next is the Reichstag, there is so much history that is attached to this building. It is crazy to imagine the speeches and the masses of people waiting outside. There is an odd feeling in this place, don’t know if I’d ever want to go inside. Despite all this it was a good experience to see it.
And the final thing that I think is a must see is the Holocaust Memorial, for me this is a place that you walk through and appreciate what you have, the people in your life and the little things in this world that make it special. Try to be respectful here as it represents something much greater than you or I. Remember to appreciate.
This part of Berlin is soaked in History, there is so much to see, you can spend hours exploring this area and I urge that you do!