Dominating the skyline and protecting the city for over 700 hundred years, Edinburgh Castle is a must see. Discover Scotland’s royal and military heritage on a trip to this historic fortress.
People have lived on Castle Rock, since the Iron Age but the first royal castle was built on the rock during the 12th century reign of David I. From the 15th century onwards the castle was used less and less as a residence for the royals and by the 17th century it was transformed into military barracks. As one of the most important strongholds in Scotland, Edinburgh Castle has been involved in many historical conflicts from the Wars of Scottish Independence to the Jacobite Rising. Some even claim that it’s the most besieged place in Great Britain and one of the most attacked in the world.