|The Castle Entrance|
Edinburgh Castle is one of the city's must-see attractions. It is thought that the first man may have stood on the Castle Rock as far back as 8000 years ago.
Inside its blackened stone walls are the Honours (or crown jewels) of Scotland, Queen Mary's Apartments, the Great Hall and the infamous Mons Meg cannon.
Scotland's most famous landmark, Edinburgh Castle is one of Britain's most visited tourist attractions.
At the entrance to Edinburgh Castle is the Castle Esplanade which was once a parade and drill area for the castle garrison. Every year since 1950 onwards the famous Military Tattoo has been held here.
|View from the Castle|
Another notable feature is the Stone of Destiny (aka, the Stone of Scone), famously stolen by Edward I and placed under the English throne in London - only returned to Scotland 700 years later in 1996.
|9 month old Queen|
|View from the Top level Castle|
St. Margaret's Chapel
It is the oldest building in Edinburgh Castle. It is one of the 12th century buildings which still remains in a Scottish castle. It was built by King David I for the royal family and devoted to his mother, Saint Margaret of Scotland. The chapel has continued to use for religious events like wedding.
|St. Margaret's Chapel|
|In the 1600s, the castle became a military base.|
Half Moon Battery and David's Tower
Half Moon Battery is a well-known aspect on the eastern side of the Edinburgh castle. It was constructed between 1573 to1588 during the repair works monitored by the Regent Morton. The Half Moon Battery was constructed above the ruins of David's Tower. Before the Lang Siege, the structure was documented as remaining 59 ft high, and the rest of the parts remain up to 49 feet from the rock.
|View from Argyle|
|The Castle, View from the Street|
Admission fee - £16