Edinburgh Castle is the most-visited paid tourist attraction in the Scotland, situated on Castle Rock in the centre of Edinburgh. The castle encompasses a multitude of remaining historical structures that attribute to the area’s popularity. Edinburgh Castle is regarded as an important cultural symbol of the country as well as a world famous icon.
Every facet of Edinburgh Castle is a tourist attraction in of itself, highlighted by the One O'Clock Gun Salute, from Mill's Mount Battery. Crown Square incorporates the National Scottish War Memorial, the Royal Palace containing the Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny, the Queen Anne Building, and the Great Hall. St. Margaret’s chapel is the oldest building in the castle and Mons Meg a unique siege cannon displayed in front of it.
Public transit to Edinburgh Castle is serviced by rail at the nearby Waverley Station. Buses run a 25-minute route between the Edinburgh Airport and the castle. There is also parking available at the NCP's Edinburgh Castle Terrace car park.
Edinburgh Castle is a World Heritage Site and one of the most prominent strongholds in the Kingdom of Scotland, with a deep history rooted in the wars of Scottish Independence. It is known as “the most besieged place in Great Britain and one of the most attacked in the world”.