Edinburgh Castle (Edinburgh) Reviews
Description:Edinburgh Castle is an ancient fortress which, from its position atop Castle Rock, dominates the sky-line of the city ... more
Edinburgh Castle (Edinburgh) ... of Edinburgh, and is Scotland's most famous (and most visited) landmark. Human habitation of the site is dated back as far as the 9th century BC. As it stands today though, few of the castle's structures pre-date the 16th century. As with all castles Edinburgh's has had a long military association. More unusually, at least in Britain the Castle continued to be an active military garrison until relatively recently. Direct administration of the castle by the Ministry of Defence only came to an end in 1923 when the army moved to their new Edinburgh barracks at Redford. Nevertheless, the Castle continues to have a strong connection with the British Army and is in fact still guarded by serving soldiers every day between 6 pm and 9 am.
Newest Review: ... the queue went down really quickly... tickets are £14.00 each and you get a map of the castle included in that too... you can also order tickets online so you can fast track if you don't want to queue... In the summer its open from 9:30am until 6:00pm which I think is plenty of time to get round the castle.. There were a couple of highlights for me, the first one being the one o'clock ... more
Customer Edinburgh Castle (Edinburgh) Reviews (5)
by - written on 08/06/10 (Very useful, 23 readings)
If you visit Edinburgh, then you really should visit Edinburgh Castle... The Castle is perched on top of a hill which overlooks Edinburgh. It's quite a steep hill walking up to the castle, although we found some steps which I think may have been a bit easier! Once in the castle you need to queue to get your tickets. We went on 22 August 2009 and it was a scorching hot day. Even with the Tattoo on we still only had to queue for around 10 minutes and the queue went down really quickly... tickets are £14.00 each and you get a map of the castle included in that too... you can also order tickets online so you can fast track if you don't want to ... Read the complete review
by - written on 13/01/10 (Very useful, 30 readings)
Edinburgh castle is a very beautiful historic castle that lies on top of the volcanic hill of edinburgh, exquisite to view and a chance to view the crown jewels as well as the stone of destiny which is the famous coronation stone travelled to london when a coronation takes place. The castle sits on top of an extremely large and steep hill, so be warned if you are going to walk there because unless youre super fit, this walk takes it out of you. Its a long trek so I would recommend taking a taxi from the bottom, save your legs for the walk around the castle. Parents certainly dont want to be pushing a pram up the hill, its simply to steep. Tickets ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/08/03, updated on 29/08/03 (Very useful, 95 readings)
Towering over the buildings below, Edinburgh Castle has to be the most famous of Scotland?s landmarks so I just couldn?t pass up the chance to visit it during my first trip to the area. Windsor Castle is my favourite castle by far, but this certainly came a close second. WHERE IS IT? There is no need to go into detail about the location of the castle because if you go into Edinburgh you simply cannot miss it as it is perched on top of the old volcanic rock Castle Rock, high above everything else in view. I loved it that the one?o?clock gun is still used so people can still set their watches by the castle- I love it when tradition like that lives on! ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/09/02, updated on 03/09/02 (Very useful, 84 readings)
Edinburgh Castle, built on the site of an extinct volcano, sits high on a steep cliff, dominating both the Old Town and New Town of the city. You can see it from just about anywhere, fascinating but foreboding in the daytime with its Traitor's Gate etched into the hillside (thus providing a mighty and fatal fall for all those who were thrown out of it onto the rocks below), and utterly beautiful at night-time when it is floodlit. The castle is Scotland's most popular tourist attraction, not just for its beauty and state of preservation, but also for its long and often bloody history. The castle dates from the 12th Century, but the land itself has ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/11/00, updated on 08/11/00 (Very useful, 28 readings)
Nowhere in the world have I ever heard of a castle surrounded in such an environment of City Centre shops and high population. Recently Edinburgh was voted the most beautiful City in Europe. Looking at monuments like Edinburgh Castle: you can see why. From the outside alone it is huge and spectacular. Built on an enormous volcanic rock it is certainly a gorgeous sight when shopping along the High Street (Princes Street) in the top brand shops. One side of the Street is taken up by household stores like Debenhams and HMV. The other side of the busy traffic way boasts wonderful gardens ansd the citys castle. What a way to shop. The ... Read the complete review
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