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Discover Scottish history at the iconic Edinburgh Castle

Welcome to the enchanting city of Edinburgh, where history echoes through cobblestone streets and the iconic Edinburgh Castle stands proudly on Castle Rock. This majestic fortress, perched high above the city, is a must-visit for anyone eager to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Scotland's past. There’s plenty to see and do there but here are some highlights. Castle Viewpoint: Start your journey at the castle's esplanade for a jaw-dropping panoramic view of Edinburgh. It's the perfect spot for that Instagram-worthy photo. Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo: Grab a ticket for this annual extravaganza, which transforms the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle into a mesmerizing showcase featuring performances by military bands, precision drill teams, and artistic displays from around the globe. St. Margaret's Chapel: Visit the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh, dating back to the 12th century. The chapel offers a peaceful escape within the castle walls. Cannons: Hear the boom of the One O'Clock Gun, a tradition since 1861, signalling the time to ships in the Firth of Forth and helping locals set their watches, and marvel at the mighty Mons Meg, a massive medieval cannon with a fascinating history. The Great Hall: Visit this dramatic medieval hall, with its scarlet walls, timber-beamed ceiling and weapons displays. Useful Tips for Your Visit: Timing is Key: Arrive early to avoid crowds and enjoy the castle in a more intimate setting. Guided Tours: Consider joining a guided tour for in-depth insights into the castle's stories and secrets.
Posted: Jan 30, 2024
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