It’s not all rehearsing and performing with American High School Theatre Festival and Festival Fringe! Groups also get to do some sightseeing outside of Edinburgh. This morning, coaches loaded up and headed to Stirling Castle and Trossachs National Park.
Stirling Castle is one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland. It sits atop Castle Hill, giving it a strong defensive position. Most of its buildings date from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. A few date back to the fourteenth century! Several Scottish kings and queens have been crowned at Stirling, including Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1542.
While at Stirling Castle, we took in stunning views, toured the castle, and learned a lot about Scottish history. Then, it was off to the Trossachs for a picnic lunch and exploring a Scottish glen. We even stopped to say hello to some highland cows!
Don’t forget, we’re live blogging AHSTF 2016, as well as posting throughout the day on Facebook and our brand new Instagram. Check out our August 9th photo album for some of today’s action from the Royal Mile, and be sure to follow us for all the updates and visit AHSTF 2016 Lineup for a schedule of all of our shows.
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