Edinburgh Castle is one of the most popular castles of all time. Each year there are about one million people from all around the world that come to visit the castle. This would be the record for the most visited monument place in the United Kingdom.
Anyone that is to visit the town should not miss visiting this place because not only does it hold an interesting history, but it provides an unforgettable view of the city.
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland
This is one of the main reasons that so many people from around the world have such a great amount of appreciation for this castle. To visit here would be an unforgettable experience.
Many Scottish Kings were crowned at the throne of the castle. The Great Hall is one part of the castle that is very popular amongst visitors because they get to see a huge collection of weapons and armoire that were used several centuries ago.
The Royal Apartments are also located inside the castle, and it is where Mary Queen of Scots gave birth to her sons, King James VI, and James I of England.
In the Crown Room visitors can see The Ancient Honours of Scotland Crown, the Sceptre, and the Sword of State. Near this room is the Scottish National War Memorial building; it was built after the First World War and commemorates Scots that died in the wars.
The One O’ Clock Gun is also located at the Edinburgh Castle; this gun would fire every day at 1 PM accept Sundays to help people make sure that they had the correct time on their clocks.
Edinburgh Castle is open daily from 9:30 till 17:00 in winter (1 October – 31 March) and till 18:00 during summer (1 April – 30 September). Basic admission is £14,50 for adults and £8,60 for children.
It is recommended to book your tour online to avoid queuing. You can also save a lot of money if you buy one-year membership with Historic Scotland.
For a yearly payment of just £44.18 (one adult) or £82.18 (two adults and 2 kids) you have unlimited access to over 400 Historic Scotland properties including Edinburgh Castle.