Edinburgh Castle: Life’s Not Complete Until You’ve Seen Scotland’s Iconic Spot

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 0 Comments

Edinburgh Castle

All I can attest to you guys is Scotland is a favorite, my favorite. When you happen to be in Scotland, either for travel, or business, or what have you, I can guarantee you that you’ll want to stay a bit longer. I’m actually about to end my Scotland travel series, but if it was me you’d like to ask, I like to do a few more posts! Much stories to tell, maybe next time, soon.

What a better way to end the series with THE most sought after castle in the Scotland: the Edinburgh Castle. It reeks with history and courage. It’s this historic fortress dominating the Edinburgh skyline; another overlooking view, this time from a castle – man, if only I can be in Scotland forever! It’s an explosion of past, present, and future vistas, and the Scottish sounds and storytelling on the side sure adds smack to the whole entity.

Interesting fact: The castle is built on a volcanic rock, as seen here from the West Port area, which dates back to as early as the Iron Age (2nd century AD). Yet, the towers, buildings, halls, and museums found inside the castle are preserved in such a way that you’ll assume that it was cleaned just yesterday. Everything looks clean and new. My guess is this is probably why it is most popular paid visitor attraction in Scotland, with over 1.4 million visitors as of 2013 alone.

If you’re up for some tourist-half-day kind of castle hunt, one that isn’t too overcrowded with people, this is the best option. There are so many highlights, personal favorites are: The Great Hall, The Royal Palace, The Stone of Destiny, Half Moon Battery, and Scottish National War Memorial. Recommended for friendly war-inspired kind of educational trip, with lots of high panorama views and castle secret rooms worth checking out!

Address: Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, United Kingdom
Opening Hours: Daily 9:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 51 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the limits of after-office hours and vacation leaves.

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