Who needs Game of Thrones when you have Edinburgh Castle? This stunning piece of living history stands like a trusty guard over the city, just as it has for centuries.
With its origins in the 12th century, this is a castle with endless stories to tell. Whether it’s the fascinating tales of Mary Queen of Scots or the tragic plotting of Bonnie Prince Charlie, it’s hard not to get a sense of importance when surrounded by such company.
We’d highly recommend a guided tour around the castle to be sure you’re not missing the full juicy details, but you might prefer to explore freely by yourself, simply taking in the breathtaking sites and lavishly-adorned chambers.
Get up close to Mons Meg, one of the largest guns in Medieval Europe. You’ll also be within touching distance of the Stone of Destiny, upon which Scottish kings were once ceremoniously crowned.
If you get lucky, you might even stumble across a major event, such as the annual Military Tattoo or a concert, where the music can be enjoyed against the jaw-dropping backdrop of the city. Like all world-class attractions you’ll find some great places to eat as well as a gift shop, so you can take your memories back home.
However you choose to do it, just make sure you don’t miss one of Great Britain’s greatest castles.