Edinburgh Castle is Edinburgh's best known and most popular attraction and one of the most visited ancient monuments in Great ... More
Edinburgh Castle is Edinburgh's best known and most popular attraction and one of the most visited ancient monuments in Great Britain. It has breathtaking views of Edinburgh and tons to interest young and old alike - the Great Hall and Royal Apartments, the Crown Room, the Half Moon Battery, statues of Robert the Bruce and William Wallace, and the Esplanade to name but a few. The Esplanade is also the venue of the world-renowned Military Tattoo, with its music, marching and historical re-enactments. The castle is home to Scotland's most famous cannon - a 15th-century monstrosity called Mons Meg, which is fired every day except Sunday. In a more somber corner of the castle is the Witches' Well where over 300 women were burned between 1492-1722.
Boring, nothing for children! I was looking forward to an exciting afternoon out for the whole family and it's just something i didn't get i was very disappointed! I'm not saying not to go but it is't what i would call a fun day out!
Edinburgh Castle is perhaps my favourite castle. Although it is smaller than the Tower of London, but the castle has it unique-ness. I will definitely visit the castle again.
The view from the castle is picturesque, though the wind can sometimes get too chilling.
Be sure to take the guided tour then explore the place on your own. Then visit the royal mile after the castle.
The best thing to me was the dog cemetary. That's NOT a put-down, I simply admire people who place dogs in such high regard. For another bit of Hound History, check out Greyfriars Bobby, just down the Royal Mile. The castle is so wonderful I couldn't help but think this must have been one of my great-grandad's last memories as he left the country in 1903 for the US. It took 101 years for anyone in my family to get back there. I'm just glad it was ME! Even if you're not into the history of the castle & city, GO - you won't regret it.
I love Edingburgh Castle. I have a scottish boyfriend and I am from the Caribbean. Every year we go to Scotland to visit his family, and a required place to go is Edinburgh Castle. Beautiful and full of history.
Edinburgh Castle is Scotland's most famous and visited landmark. The castle's beauty and history begins with the location. The majestic castle stands at the heart of the city of Edinburgh atop Castle Rock, which is an extinct volcano lending the castle sheer cliffs to the south, west, and north, leaving the only readily accessible route to the castle to the gently sloping east side, which is the top of the famous Royal Mile.
The history, medieval atmosphere, museums, shops, eatery, beauty and spectacular view of lovely Edinburgh lying below this massive jewel is well worth the small entrance fee to this, at least half day adventure.
Don't miss Crown Square, The Stone of Destiny, St. Mary's Chapel, the gardens, and the One O'Clock Gun. Touch the ancient stone walls, climb the castle stairs, look up at the gargoyle's gazing down at you from their perches outside the historic walls, sit at the throne, and admire the staues of Braveheart and Robert the Bruce at the gate entrance.
Don't miss this beauty rich in history!
Absolutely loved everything about the city of Edinburgh. I would recommend buying a tour package, which will take you to all the attractions via bus. This way you do not have to worry about having to drive and find your way. The only thing I did not enjoy about the place was the very idea of having to drive there. Traffic, though orderly, does not forgive uncertainty or hesitation. The public transport system is superb. Be sure to take in some of the outlying areas as well, such as Queen's Ferry (magic in of itself). When visiting some of the local taverns and pubs, beware... one beer in Scotland is equivilant to about four beers in the U.S. Be sure to try the black pudding after your night on the town! You can get it at most fish n chip shops, most of which stay open until the wee hours, along with some of the best fresh breads and sweets. As in any big city anywhere in the world, keep to the well populated areas and mind your back and your pocketbook. Definately worth the money. Scotland a wonderful place, soaked in history and brimming with a colorful personna all its own.
Almost forgot. Take a sweater and your rain gear!
The Castle is an ancient stronghold on the Castle Rock in the centre of the city of Edinburgh, at the top of the Royal Mile. You can easily spend a day up there exploring the Kirk of the Canongate,St.Mary's Chapel, Crown Square, The Great Hall, The Half Moon Battery,The Scottish National War Memorial and The Stone of Destiny. The View from the Castle is spectacular, don't miss the One O'Clock Gun.
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