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Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle is in royal mile route on the old road. Through the dwellings and antique shops with follow in the footsteps of famous people in Scottish history such as Queen Mary of Scotland and Robert Louis Stevenson passing through the Holy See Palace. The ancient palace is beautiful. Edinburgh Castle stands majestically on a hill majestically which began to be built around the 11-16 century with an exhibition of history. The history of Edinburgh is a valuable and cherished historic site for all Scots. In inside the castle you will see a museum and place to store with many treasures and shop.

History of Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle’s origins are truly ancient reaching back into prehistory and set upon mighty rock. Edinburgh Castle’s strategic advantage is clear that you will see the site military potential as Iron Age people built a hill fort on the rock. Early medieval poetry tells of a war band that feasted here for a year before riding to their deaths in battle. As well as guarding great moments in history, the castle has suffered many sieges. During the Wars of Independence it changed hands many times. In 1314, the Scots retook the castle from the English in a daring night raid led by Thomas Randolph, nephew of Robert the Bruce.

The castle defenses have evolved over hundreds of years. Mons Meg, one of the greatest medieval cannons ever made, was given to King James II in 1457. The Half Moon Battery, built in the aftermath of the Lang Siege of 1573, was armed for 200 years by bronze guns known as the Seven Sisters. Six more guns defend the Argyle Battery, with its open outlook to the north.

How to get there:

By Train:

  • Waverley is Edinburgh’s main and most central station. It’s just a short walk to the castle, which can be seen from the station exits – though it’s uphill all the way.
  • Haymarket Station also in the city center is to the west of Princes Street.

By Tram:

  • Trams leave the airport every 7 minutes from early until late. The journey to Princes Street, Edinburgh’s main shopping street, takes about 30 minutes.

By Bus:

  • look for local buses with the Mound or George IV Bridge on their route
  • The Air-link 100 express bus runs from the airport to the city centre. It takes 25 minutes to reach Waverley Bridge, next to the main railway station.

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