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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
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.
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
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!
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
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
royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.