OH the hordes of tourists! We arrived about 11 am on a Sunday. I do not think it would have mattered what time or what day we arrived, the place was packed with a never-ending stream of humanity. Not since Edinburgh had we seen this many people packed into a tourist site, and the busses kept bringing more. That was the downside to this ruin of an ancient castle. The upside was that, unlike Stirling and Edinburgh, there was room for this hoard to spread out (to a certain extent).
We enjoyed the castle ruins but found it difficult to get from one area to the next because of all the people. Photography was very difficult unless you do not mind having many strangers as part of you photo memories.
Getting to the top of the tower was next to impossible. You had to climb a narrow set of stairs that went round in circles. It was barely wide enough for one person and made nearly impassable with people coming down at the same time as people going up and everyone believing they had the right of way.
We were happy to have been here but, almost as happy to be on our way afterwards.
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