Sitting upon Castle Rock and dominating the skyline, the Edinburgh Castle is an ancient and historic fortress. Dating back to at least the 12th century, this royal castle has gone from a residential role to military barracks to now housing a war memorial and museum. It’s also home to the country’s crown jewels (the Honours of Scotland).
A great advantage of the being up on a rock is all the grand city views looking out from the castle. From here you’ll see Edinburgh’s rich history and architecture meeting modern expanses.