"A symbol of Scotland's nationhood" Edinburgh Castle Tip by tzuki

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  Inside the Castle of Edinburgh
by tzuki

The Castle of Edinburgh is superb and a symbol of Scotland's nationhood. This Fortress is one of the top tourist attractions known throughout the world and an ancient monument. The Castle rock has been inhabited since 800 BC and the great which grew upon it has become a symbol of.
Inside of this Castle there are several emplacements and it offers such splendid panoramic views towards the North, South, West and East of the city. Also it is available to visit the "Honours of the Kingdom" exhibition showing the Scottish Crown Jewels, The Stone of Destiny and Saint Margaret?s Chapel, one of the oldest chapels in Edinburgh.
St. Margaret's Chapel is a tiny Norman building which has been standing there intact for more than 900 years. It has survived all the sieges and bombardments to which the fortress on the rock was subjected during that period. On several occasions the castle was razed - but the demolishers invariably spared the chapel of the good St Margaret because of its religious significance.

Opening Days/Times:
Jan - Dec.
Apr - Nov: Mon - Sun 0930 - 1800.(last ticket sold 1715).
Nov - Mar: Mon - Sun 0930 - 1700.(last ticket sold 1615).

Entry Free : N
Adult Charge : 9.50
Child Charge : 2.00
Concession : 7.00 Senior Citizens & Unemployed.
Maximum age for child price : 15
Children under 5 free.

Address: Castlehill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG
Directions: Royal Mile
othercontact: hs.explorer@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Phone: 0131 225 9846
Website: http://www.edinburgh.org/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 1, 2004
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