The most majestic sight in Edinburgh - a fortress dating back to the 12th century and home to the Scottish royal jewels.
Possibly the longest occupied place in the region, the castle went through many turbulent events throughout its long history. Scotland was historically quite a restless area, involved in many more or less significant conflicts. The Edinburgh Castle is notorious for its hostile dungeons where many prisoners were tortured throughout the years.
Places like this are usually connected with many legends from different times and this place is not an exception. Come and discover the creepy and damp underground tunnels yourself.
The creepy history is not all there is to the castle, though. You can visit the Great Hall where the kings and queens used to host banquets, see the National War Memorial which pays homage to Scotland's soldiers throughout the ages and view the Scottish royal jewels in a small chamber adjacent to the Great Hall.
The nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverley, but you can also get here by tram, station Princes Street. If you're going by foot, you can walk up the Royal Mile.
Last entry is 1 hour before closing. Closing times for independent museums vary.
Children (up to 15): £11.50
Children (under 5): free
Buy tickets in advance to save money.