We are definately on a Braveheart pilgrimage, and would love to see the monument and any other sites near by. We're also interested in the Doune Castle where they filmed Monty Python! :-) Not to mention the country side looks beautiful.
A couple of questions if you don't mind...
First the logistics... we're not planning to hire a car because of nervousness of opposite roadside driving, so we're planning to use public transport and for short distances taxis. Would we be able to get to the places mentioned above easily that way?
Also, we'd be coming into Stirling from Aviemore probably in the afternoon via coach or rail, but need to be in Edinburgh to catch an afternoon plane to Dublin. We'd also like to spend one full day in Edinbugh to see the sites there and maybe catch one of the ghost tours. We're really only going to have three nights in the area, so I'm trying to figure out if it's too much back and forth. Maybe we should plan on Stirling for two nights (Wed. Thurs) and go to Edinburgh on Friday then stay overnight there for our flight the next day? Hmmm...
Also, I know this may sound touristy, but do you know of any Braveheart "tours" that we can check out? Are there any Wallace social groups that meet? In Stirling is it more appropriate to refer to him as William Wallace? Do the locals not like "Braveheart" because of the hollywood movie or any other thing I should be aware of so we don't get hit with a haggi? ;-)
Thank you so much in advance! We cant wait!!!