I went on a train trip to Scotland with my Dad in Autumn, and I’d been debating whether to include this trip in my blog – partly because it would mean creating a new category…. such a hard life! It’s now winter and I made a decision.
Early October 2012
We started off on an electric train at just after6:00am from Crewe Station up to Carlisle. A steam train, The Caledonian, then took over for the haul up to Stirling.
I spent a good chunk of the journey with my head out the window!
My Dad on the platform at Stirling Station
Dad taking a photo!
This is the Wallace Monument, commemorating Sir William Wallace – a 13th century Scottish Hero. I wasn’t too interested in him, as he generally lead the Scots to victory over the English – and I am English!
Sadly however, the trip didn’t allow enough time in Stirling for us to reach the monument, if we were to also find somewhere to eat hot food, and me and Dad were starving!
I didn’t get any photos of Stirling Castle. My mind was probably more focused on filling my empty belly, but these were some ruins close by.
It was soon time for the return journey.
It was gone midnight by the time I was home. What a long day :-)