Monday, 26 November 2012

Stirling Castle

At Stirling Castle over the week-end - a wet miserable day and looking out from the ramparts over the Carse of Stirling a great deal of flooding evident - see picture above.
Still though quite a number of tourists about which befits a site recently voted the best Heritage  attraction in Britain by 'Which' members.
The picture was taken from the spot where in 1507 one John Damian, convinced he would be able to fly, jumped from the ramparts only to land ignominiously on to tree tops below, miraculously it would appear surviving with only a few broken bones. He later claimed his mistake was to use hen rather than eagle feathers.
Unlike recent visits with the Society, a family occasion with youngsters in tow. Very impressed indeed with all there is for children (young and old) which had previously passed me by - dressing up in period clothes, interactive educational games, learning about the jesters, meeting with ladies of the Court and generally learning what life was like in the Castle in Mary's time and immediately before. Always more to see and experience every visit
Lots of events coming up over the Christmas period - see

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