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Edinburgh Castle

Castlehill, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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4.5 out of 5
95 member's reviews
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  • 70%
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  • 62%
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    Adventure Travelers
  • 53%
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  • 51%
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  • 51%
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Description:

Standing watch over Edinburgh, this fortress has played a big part in Scottish military history. Set on the site of an ancient volcano, it's worth looking at this castle from below to get a sense of how imposing it must have looked to hostile armies. These walls have repelled many English invaders, but they've also had to face the medieval equivalent of an aerial bombardment (think big rocks hurtling through the air). Keep a close eye out for the ghost who supposedly haunts the castle -- he's a headless drummer who's still trying to rally the troops. In August during the Edinburgh Festival, hundreds of British drums and pipes, international military bands and traditionally costumed Scottish dancers entertain the masses at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
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