Edinburgh Castle

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9 / 10

9 expert reviews

“As well as the esplanade used for the Military Tattoo and the fortifications that afford a superb view of Princes Street.”

– Michelin Guide

Concierge
"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."
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The extremely loud One O'clock Gun is fired from here, which makes locals and visitors jump on a daily basis.
Frommer's
"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
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  If you're a first-timer to Edinburgh, you'll probably want to tick this one off, but go early to avoid the crowds.
Lonely Planet
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"Edinburgh Castle has played a pivotal role in Scottish history, both as a royal residence... and as a military stronghold." Full review
Fodor's
"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
Afar Magazine
"A visit to the majestic Edinburgh Castle is a must." Full review
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Don't miss out the 1 o' Clock gun fire!
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