Step back in time to explore the delights of Edinburgh Castle, a medieval fortress built upon the site of an extinct volcano, and enjoy breathtaking, panoramic views of Scotland. This iconic castle has played an important role in Scottish military history and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Walk through the castle that housed royalty for years, and discover the stories of the battles and sieges that took place here, from the 14th-century Wars of Scottish Independence to the Jacobite Uprising of 1745.
Perched high atop Castle Rock, towering over the Old Town, this castle has kept royal watch over the city since the 12th century or even earlier. Edinburgh Castle houses the Honors of Scotland—the country’s Crown Jewels—as well as the Stone of Destiny, which was used in coronation ceremonies for centuries.