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This massive rock towering over Edinburgh is the setting for Edinburgh Castle and serves as one of the most defining symbols of Scottish history.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rising hundreds feet above sea level, sits Castle Rock in the town center of Edinburgh. Can't miss it. This is an extinct volcano that the Edinburgh Castle is built upon. It is a good walk up to the castle. Makes perfect sense to have your...More

Thank OregonExplorers4
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Castle Rock is the site of a growing castle that overlooks the city. Each building is different and has something different to teach you. Don't run from thing to thing Enough it no matter the crowd.

Thank Maconthemove
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is actually a cool geologic formation---a volcanic rock thrust upwards then cooled--and it becomes one of the more interesting locations to build a castle. Edinburgh Castle sits high upon the rock, making it a commanding presence--and safe and secure, too! It sits at one...More

Thank MaryKop
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Very very busy had to line up for paying to get in line up for most of the exhibit it was a Sunday and missed out on the one o’clock gun going off

Thank mariabeards
Reviewed 24 July 2018

The huge rock upon which stands the mighty Edinburgh Castle. You can see how this is such a great vantage point over the city and its approaches.

Thank waldorf53
Reviewed 21 July 2018

How very extraordinary! It will take time to fully appreciate the building and the history - overwhelming.

Thank Shirley C
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

This place can be seen from many areas of the city. Imposing and beautiful, it's a must see and a nice start if you're visiting Edinburgh.

Thank Carlos P
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Mobs of tourists on a sunny afternoon were processed efficiently through ticketing and though crowded, the place was a must-see.

Thank Ed C
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The rock upon which the Edinburgh Castle is built is an ancient volcanic cone. The best views of the rock and the castle upon it are from Princess Street Gardens. Take a walk and imagine life in this place 400 years ago!

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

This area is packed full of history and great views. Pay special attention to the small dog cemetery that is off to the side...very touching. The interior areas are great. Excellent views of the city. There are some steep inclines to walk, so wear comfortable...More

Thank Kristi J
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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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