For those of you in Scotland, now is a wonderful time to visit Stirling Castle. Admission prices are down and there are number of events happening this month. This is a snippet from the Stirling Castle blog:
“We have costumed interpreters staging small-scale activities and performances, between 11am and 3.30pm, which let people glimpse castle life in the 16th century. This coming Saturday and Sunday (March 12 and 13) it’s Mortar, Frost and Stonemasons, a chance to discover what it was like to be a stonemason building James V’s new palace in 1540. The following weekend (March 19 and 20) you can meet Lady Janet Fleming and one of the maids of the inner chamber. Maids and Mistresses explores the influence of women at Stirling Castle in the royal court of Mary of Guise. The event will also look at court dress and daily life. On March 26 and 27 there’s The Lion and the Unicorn when Sir David Lindsey of the Mount, senior court herald, introduces the ins and outs of Scottish royal etiquette. Wands and tabards will be in abundance – but you might need big lungs to largesse.
Until April 1 the entry price is £7 (down from £9) for adults, £5.50 (down from £7.20) and children £4 (down from £4.50) due to the refurbishment of the shops and the exhibition in the Queen Anne Casemates. The Unicorn Café has now reopened after extensive improvements – a new bakery has opened and provides a daily supply of freshly made cakes and tray bakes.”