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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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“royal mile” (4 reviews)
“volcano” (2 reviews)
The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH15 2HF, Scotland
Old Town
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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

Thank nkotak
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
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Viewed the Edinburgh Castle on Castle Rock from the park below on Aug. 20th while sightseeing in Edinburgh. Seems like the perfect setting for the Castle and its domineering presence. This location serves for a great picture!

Thank 132Karen132
Reviewed 29 August 2017

When you look up at Edinburgh Castle which was built on Castle Rock, as well as admiring it and taking in the sheer scale of it all, it is worth standing for a few moments and taking in how it all came about. 350 million...More

Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

The rock is visible from distance in all directions. It seems a great place to build a castle and they did. It is the heart of the city.

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I remember learning about the castle rock in geography at school many,many years ago. It is a volcanic plug with a "tail". The castle is built on the plug and the esplanade is the "tail". As it is high and affords a good view of...More

Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The castle is great (even for European standards) so it is worth the hike up to the castle from below. Their are enough areas to keep everyone in your party entertained. Just pray for good weather and it will then be guaranteed a success.

Thank Edelan
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

It is a must do in Edinburgh. Enjoy a visit through scottish history. The national treasure is somptuous.

Thank Jules L
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Castle's tend to choose the best locations, and Castle Rock, foundation to Edinburgh Castle is no exception.

Thank CodyMav
Reviewed 16 May 2017

wow this natural wonder took my breath away such an outstanding view from Princes st one of my top 3 favourite iconic historical landmarks in Edinburgh.

Thank adam k
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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