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"Edinburgh Castle" Edinburgh Castle Tip by Tom_Fields

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh: 248 reviews and 437 photos

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  • Entrance to Edinburgh Castle - Edinburgh
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  • St Margaret's Chapel - Edinburgh
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  • Artillery pieces at the Castle - Edinburgh
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  • View of the city from the Castle - Edinburgh
      View of the city from the Castle
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If you see just ONE thing in Edinburgh, see the castle. Standing atop Edinburgh Rock, the castle towers over the city. It has been inhabited since prehistoric times. This is where the city began. The Castle began as a fort, then served as a prison, and is now home to the Scottish crown jewels. In August, it is host to the Edinburgh Tattoo, a huge military ceremony. The view from the Castle is tremendous.

This is the center of Scotland's illustrious military heritage. Every day, at exactly 1:00 pm, a cannon is fired. The Castle also has an impressive collection of weapons and military regalia.

The oldest part, which remains in use today, is the Chapel. This modest building dates to the 12th century. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Margaret, who died at the Castle after learning of the death in battle of her husband King Malcolm III. They were buried side by side at Dunfermline Abbey.

Address: Castle Hill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG Scotland
Directions: Overlooking Edinburgh.
Phone: 44 (0)131 225 9846

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  • Written Mar 20, 2006
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