After picking up our car at the Glasgow airport we were off to our first bed and breakfast located in Perth. As it is only about an hour and a half away, we wanted to take our time and check out a few of the sights along the way. Our first stop on day one was Stirling Castle in Stirling. This was the center of arts, culture and celebrity in the sixteenth century.
While looking around we came upon the Queen Ann Garden. According to the Stirling Castle website, the king and queen would stroll around the garden and watch entertainments or play games. It was probably formed in the 1400's. The lawn was later converted to a bowling green in the 1620's. I took a photograph of the old beech tree in the garden which is apparently over 200 years old. I liked the fact that there were two tourists next to the tree looking out over the wall as it provided some perspective as to the size of the tree. Click on image for better look.