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Edinburgh Castle has been the symbol of Scotland for several centuries and has seen countless wars, scandals, Kings and Queens, such as Queen Margaret...

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Day trip to Edinburgh from London
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Day trip to Edinburgh from London

Book your full-day tour of Edinburgh from London and explore Scotland's capital. Check out the sights and sounds of the Old Town and swing by Edinburgh Castle.

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The inside story

Edinburgh Castle has been the symbol of Scotland for several centuries and has seen countless wars, scandals, Kings and Queens, such as Queen Margaret and Mary Queen of Scots. It was built in medieval times as a fortress and has been expanded over the centuries to become the iconic monument we know today.

Jump into history and learn about the Scottish and English soldiers who fought over the fortress in the War of Independence, and how Thomas Randolph, nephew of Scottish King Robert the Bruce, was able to recapture it in 1314 in a daring night raid. Let your imagination take you to the famous Iron Age when ferocious warriors supposedly feasted at the Castle for a year before riding out to their deaths in battle.

Getting tickets and tours of the castle is easy, so you can explore every bit of this fascinating structure. Dating back to the 12th century, St Margaret's Chapel is the oldest part of the Castle. Then the impressive Great Hall was added by James IV in the early 16th century.

The Half Moon Battery was added in the 16th century and the Scottish National War Memorial just after the First World War. That's also where you can see the famous Crown Jewels of Scotland alongside the Stone of Destiny, a large piece of sandstone used for the coronation of Scottish and English kings alike. And the One O'Clock Gun.

If wars and battles are not your strong suit, don't worry, there's something that will definitely satisfy you. Take a step outside for a breathtaking view of Edinburgh from the terraces of the Castle. This fabulous panorama keeps on surprising every visitor, before they continue on to the castle’s tea rooms, for some tasty cakes and snacks

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Edinburgh Castle Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Regno Unito Edinburgh