Campervan,  Travel

The NC500 in a VW T3 Campervan – Part 9 –Castles and Coconut shells.

Day 10 – Exploring Stirling and Doune. 43 miles – 70km.

Part 8 of the series can be found HERE

Louise’s birthday was spent with a leisurely breakfast in the Airbnb before driving out to Stirling to explore the town and castle. It seemed a little strange to be in such a populated area after so many days of being on the road and in deserted beaches. Some excellent coffee and lunch soon had us getting used to other people again, but we were yearning for the peace of the highlands again.

Doune Castle

Following lunch, we headed to Doune Castle, not far from the route back to the Airbnb. Whilst we like exploring historical places finding out they filmed some of our favourite movies and TV shows there was something we couldn’t pass up. Outlander, Game of Thrones and Monty Python and the Holy Grail all used the castle in their productions.

“Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.”

Month Python and the Holy Grail.

Louise and I are suckers for an audio guide around old places, but this one was one of the best. Your tour guides are Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraiser), who starred in the Outlander series and a hilarious commentary from the late Terry Gillian, from Monty Python. If you visit, do not turn down the audio guide!

Late in the afternoon, we were back on the Airbnb for another relaxing evening, taking advantage of a full-sized kitchen for a nice meal. Tomorrow we will be leaving Scotland and heading farther south towards home. The plan was amble over a couple of days on the west of England and I spent some time researching places to stay.

The adventure continues HERE.

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