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A visit to the majestic Edinburgh Castle is a must. Full review →Don't miss out the 1 o' Clock gun fire!
For the history buffs, there are the former royal apartments (Mary Queen of Scots gave birth here), the Crown Room, and the city's oldest building.The extremely loud One O'clock Gun is fired from here, which makes locals and visitors jump on a daily basis.
The crowning glory of the Scottish capital, Edinburgh Castle is popular not only because it's the symbolic heart of Scotland but also because of the views from its battlements. Full review →
This ancient stronghold has history seeping out of the stonework, with an undeniable "wow" factor. It's big, it's bold, it's bolshy. Full review →If you're a first-timer to Edinburgh, you'll probably want to tick this one off, but go early to avoid the crowds.
Edinburgh Castle has played a pivotal role in Scottish history, both as a royal residence... and as a military stronghold. Full review →
As well as the esplanade used for the Military Tattoo and the fortifications that afford a superb view of Princes Street. Full review →You must see the Scottish crown jewels, housed in the Royal Palace.
Perhaps the most iconic symbol of the city’s identity and recently named the UK’s best heritage attraction for the fourth year in a row, the castle broods over Edinburgh. Full review →To avoid queuing, buy your tickets and download audio guides in advance online, and to avoid the crowds make your visit early in the day.