A mighty symbol of Scotland, famous the world over, Edinburgh Castle dominates the City skyline from its vantage point high on an extinct volcano. With panoramic views of one of Europe’s finest capital cities, the castle guards the Scottish Crown Jewels (The Honours of Scotland), which are among the oldest in Europe and The Stone of Destiny (upon which Royalty were crowned). The Great Hall has a striking arms and armour display. Other sights and sounds include the firing of the One O’clock Gun and the Royal Palace including the room where Mary Queen of Scots gave birth. Don’t miss St Margaret’s Chapel, Edinburgh’s oldest building and The Scottish National War Memorial, a shrine to those who gave their lives in conflict.
Open all year seven days a week. 1 April to 30 September 9.30am to 6.00pm and 1 October to 31 March 9.30am to 5.00pm. Last tickets 45 minutes before closing. Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.