After our very weird Loch Ness tour, we wanted to discover another iconic place of Scotland, Loch Lomond !
On our way to Loch Lomond, we stopped briefly in Stirling castle, one of the biggest castle of Scotland. Several Scottish Kings and Queens have been crowned at this castle, including Mary, Queen of Scots. If you visit the castle, you can even meet her, or I should say the costumed version of her :-) She will welcome you in her room and tell you incredible stories about the life in the castle in the 16th century.
For people who prefer to wander outside (like me !), you have great views of the surrounding countryside. The castle sits on a high volcanic rock and is blessed with natural defences. We had such a great weather for our visit as you can see in the pictures, that was awesome, it was nearly too hot !
There is also a garden on the sunny south side of the castle, the Queen Ann garden. It was really bright overthere, not the most amazing time of the day to take picture of flowers.. oh well, nothing is perfect ;-)