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The stronghold of Eidyn - Edinburgh Castle

Scotland, Europe, Edinburgh Castle panoramic view

Wherever you walk in Edinburgh, from anywhere you can see the great castle. It is one of the most popular attractions and certainly worth a look if you are visiting the city. Apart from its beautiful buildings, here are the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny, which the kings were enthroned.

Edinburgh Castle is on volcanic Castle Rock and has been here for centuries. Nearly 3000 years, the first people lived on this mountain and in the 638 years the city was formed in Edinburgh in the mountain fortress. The mountain was intended primarily for safety, but later as the home of the Scottish royal family and every time a major role in the wars against England. The castle was several times taken over by the British, but the Scots are definitely the easiest and not have to get back again and again. The buildings on the site dating from 12th century, including St. Maraget`s chapel for 14th century David Tower and Royal Palace and the Great Hall of the 16th century.

There are 25 visit by points on the grounds of the castle, all treated during the audio tour of the castle. In the beginning you see the passage of the impressive castle with its huge gates and doors. When you walking up the stairs to get to the square of the castle with a magnificent view over the city of Edinburgh. This is also where the 18th century cannons on display. On the square is the National War Museum where you will find a collection of Scottish military history. On the right side is the Governor's House where the 18th century housed the Governor, but this is not normally open to visitors as the new building The Barracks. This is only prepared on special occasions. Further on you can see the museums Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum and the Royal Scots Museum that explore the military history of Scotland. One of the most popular buildings on the site is St. Margaret`s Chapel, built around 1130 as a private chapel for the royal family. Funny enough it is a very small building. An impressive view is the Royal Palace where the Scottish royal family lived, including the famous Mary Queen of Scots. To continue a picture of the family are the crown jewels definitely worth a look! Big beautifully jewels are lying there to be watched. But the castle is certainly a military past and further visits are also the Scottish National War Memorial, which is certainly worthwhile and Prisons of war, and area where the prisoners were. It certainly exudes an old medieval castle atmosphere and the visits are clearly and beautifully decorated.