Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
Ranked #8 in UK Tourism
Edinburgh Castle, located on Castle Rock which formed after a volcanic eruption 340 million years ago, the history and magnificence of the castle built atop this rock is nothing short of stunning.
Edinburgh Castle Attractions
It served as a military base and also a royal residence, saw battles and was the source of a mass prison break in 1814 whereupon it attained the mantle of monument. The ancient nature of the buildings and sites here are jaw-droppingly good and the views are sensational. Guided tours are readily available and there’s modernity in the form of gift shops, cafes, book stores and more to enjoy. Walk the Royal Mile, catch the 1 o’ clock gun firing and enjoy the panoramas this highest point in the old town, namely Edinburgh Castle, has in store for you.