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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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The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH15 2HF, Scotland
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"couple of hours"
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"royal mile"
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"formations"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not tour through this but took a lot of pic's. Great area just like being in the Game of Thrones.

Thank DMSims
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will inevitably end up here if you are exploring Edinburgh. The views from here can be stunning if the weather is cooperating. We were lucky enough to catch a cadets presentation with band and a pipe and drum corps on our last evening which...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must when visiting but to be honest it was not the most interesting , once inside it really didn't take all that long to get round , felt it's a bit overpriced

Thank Serena T
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Simply the best youth hostel I have ever been in. It has different public rooms thought to hold different vibes. You can use the very good and big kitchen as you like. They have a pool and staff is very friendly.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

The rock itself is made of cooled lava. Of course the best view of the rock is not from the castle. But a must see and a rare sight.

Thank AbuHammad
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

High above the city of Edinburgh sits the castle on its rock (actually a plug of molten larva on top of an extinct vulcano), the castle is steeped in history and a great place to explore although it can be tough going if you are...More

Thank PikeHS
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Sure, everyone says that you have to go see the castle at most historical sites, but it's really true in this case. We were pleasantly surprised with our visit. The entrance was easy and, although I've heard that the lines are lengthy during summer months,...More

Thank Lisa N
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Castle Rock is absolutely amazing; it would be crazy not to visit it while in the capital of Scotland!

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Great big hostel, cool social rooms and dorms which were really clean. I didn’t love the atmosphere here if I’m honest. I was hoping for more of a party hostel which it wasn’t really. We did go to a. Bar on the Saturday I was...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

It is the inactive volcano that the castle sits upon. The best views of it are on the bottom side across the street.

Thank wick1979
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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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