Today we met at Waverley Station at 10am for an hour-long train ride to Stirling Castle. I still can’t believe how nice these trains are compared to Amtrak! When we finally arrived, we took a taxi to the top Castle Rock and then climbed another staircase to the castle entrance. Aside from the breathtaking view, the first thing that stood out to me was the outer defense. In addition to the ditch and drawbridge surrounding the castle, we learned that the outer defense consists of low, thick walls designed to resist attack, along with Guardroom Square, which consists of higher walls.
We concluded our day by walking through Stirling, admiring the beautiful town and eating together at Nicky-Tams.