It was another quiet evening in camper-car land. Rodney garden’s has a path that follows the River Tay, very popular with the locals on an unusually warm evening. We enjoy a walk ourselves after dinner, but its been a long day.
A lovely summer evening on the River Tay, Perth.
Walking Rodney gardens in the evening.
Our 25gb data sim has run out after almost a month, so a walk up to the 3 mobile shop to get another (£60) is required.
Walking across the bridge over the Tay. Whilst Perth and its waterfront are very elegant looking. There is not a lot to do here other than visit the St John’s Kirk, which is closed when we walk by.
A quick picture of St John’s in central Perth, founded in 1126. The reformation of the English church started here after a speech by John Knox 1559.
We drive on for Stirling, but the man in the tourist office advises the tourist drive along the A85 and Crieff. We are not in a hurry, so why not.
The A85 is a pleasant drive, we find a free park in Crieff and go for a walk up the main street. Lots of elegant old buildings and flower baskets.
Soon enough we are done and make our way back to the Hymer and Stirling.
We roll into Stirling in the early afternoon. The Castle is evident as we approach and proceed through Stirling’s 14 round-a-bouts to our carpark.
It’s still early afternoon so our initial intention is to go for a walk and find the tourist office. Our first discovery is this building with a magnificent William Wallace statue. The building is currently a real estate agency, so it may have had a previous life.
The lady in the council chambers provides a map so we start the long walk to Stirling Castle. We pass the Eskine Church, it’s really only the facade of the original 18th century church. It’s now a youth hostel behind all that stonework.
It’s not really a long walk up to the castle, but a very steep one. Looking up from here, there will be a lot of stairs this afternoon. The car-park here charges £4, no wonder.
Through the casements to the entry portal. Damage from cannon fire mark the outer wall here and there.
A statue of Robert the Bruce, Scotland another great national hero.