Our tour of castles continued in Stirling, Scotland which is about 45 minutes north of Edinburgh by train.The trains were on time and were very comfortable. The day we traveled to Stirling, it was raining. There was a bus at the train station that took us right to the castle. With an impregnable position atop a wooded craig the town of Stirling which is a beautifully preserved old city sits just below the castle. A statue of Robert the Bruce sits outside the castle entrance and a view of the large Wallace monument stands on a point in the distance . This monument honored freedom fighters of Braveheart fame. James VI was the last King of Scots to live at Stirling.