Edinburgh Castle

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Perched on the Castle Rock site, the castle looks impressive. By turns, fortress, royal residence and military garrison, the castle is an ensemble of buildings built on several levels of a more civil than military appearance and joined by cobbled paths, making it feel like a big village. As well as the esplanade used for the Military Tattoo and the fortifications that afford a superb view of Princes Street, you must see the Scottish crown jewels, housed in the Royal Palace.

Useful information

Address:

Castlehill, EH1 2NG Edinburgh

Phone:

+44 131 225 9846

Price:

17 £ (children 10.20 £)

Opening hours

Apr-Sep: 9.30am-6pm; Nov-Mar: 9.30am-5pm - opening times may be modified during the Military Tattoo and political and military events - closed 25-26 Dec

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