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Edinburgh Castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction in the British Travel Awards and is Scotland’s number one paid-for tourist...more
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The skyline of Edinburgh is dominated by the castle so you cannot miss it. A must visit place. Allow a good 4 to 6hoirs if not longer for you visit as there so much to see. The views from the castle over Edinburgh and beyond...More
Having been born in Edinburgh, then moving away as a child, only to return in my late twenties, I’ve have only visited The Castle twice since then. Once with Canadian relatives about ten years ago, and more recently in November with my girlfriend and her...More
This is not simply a Castle, or ruins... it is a fortified citadel, on the top of the hill dominating Edinburgh.
You'll pass through several access doors that were built during centuries, arriving into the citadel. There you'll find several separate buildings, with different historical...More
The Castle is quite expensive to get in but well worth it. There are guided tours at specific times which you can join and the 1pm firing of the Cannon. There is a lot to see from Great Rooms (where we met Queen Margaret, the...More
I visited with my family and had a brilliant time. Entry was easy and the free tour was brilliant - the guide, an older gentleman was brilliant!
This was my third time to the castle and I am so glad to have taken my family...More
What a stunning place, steeped in history and should definitely be visited
We saw the changing of the guard and watched the cannon fire at 1pm, lovely if maybe a little hilly,
Need a couple of hours to see everything
Visited Edinburgh Castle with my wife and young son.
It can take a bit of walking to get to the esplanade, taxis run up to the castle though.
There is lots to see, and do. You are able to take free guided tours and hire...More
I live in Edinburgh and as usual, when you live in a place, you never go and see the tourist attractions! I had friends here from England and we went to the castle and I was amazed! Fantastic! It's like a historic village within itself,...More
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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I would say it’s down to the weather and comfort. If it’s the summer then trainers would be fine, however Edinburgh is a cold place at the best of times and weather can be unpredictable. I was there only a few days ago and... More
I would say it’s down to the weather and comfort. If it’s the summer then trainers would be fine, however Edinburgh is a cold place at the best of times and weather can be unpredictable. I was there only a few days ago and wore my walking boots all day and my feet felt fine.