Stirling Castle – Bonnie Scotland

As it is the eve of the most important decision ever in Scotland’s recent history, it seemed apt to post the following shots of Stirling Castle which were taken during a recent trip to my homeland.  The castle is one of the largest and most important in Scotland and was the site of the crowning of several Scottish Kings and Queens, most notably Mary Queen of Scots in 1542.

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Scone Palace, Scotland

Here are a few shots of Scone Palace in Scone, Perthshire.  The Palace, constructed in 1808, is currently the home of the Earl of Mansfield and was the ancient crowning place for Scottish Kings on the stone of Scone (now in Edinburgh Castle).  Kings crowned here include Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and Charles II.  The palace is set amongst beautiful gardens which include the unique tartan maze.   Again, no interior photography was permitted, so only external shots of the Palace are in this post; however I think they show the palace and grounds in a spectacular light.

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