Edinburgh Castle – the jewel in the capital’s crown
Did you know Edinburgh Castle was built on a 700 million-year-old volcano? It’s happily long since extinct, and there’s been a royal residence on what has become known as ‘Castle Rock’ ever since the 12th century.
The castle that looks out over Edinburgh today is made up of buildings dating from the 12th to 18th centuries and if the walls could talk, they’d definitely have some amazing stories to tell. Home to many kings, queens, lords and ladies – including Mary Queen of Scots, Robert the Bruce and Bonnie Prince Charlie – it’s a place of drama, great events and tragic stories.
The home of amazing events
Some amazing events take place within the castle’s walls, from concerts to plays and historical re-enactments.
The pick of the bunch is undoubtedly the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which brings together musicians and performers from across the globe for a spectacular show every August.
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