The number one place to visit in Edinburgh is Edinburgh Castle. The impressive fortress is built on a 700 million year old extinct volcano called Castle Rock, giving its majestic presence. Its a strong part of the Edinburgh skyline, and it was built here to have views of the capital even all those centuries ago. Although not all the buildings on the grounds are accessible to the public, a large majority are. You can still explore its historic rooms, and learn more about the rivalry between the Scots and the English.
If you are interested in military history, then Edinburgh Castle has to be one of the stops on your itinerary. You can see Mons Meg, one of the worlds biggest and most destructive canons. You can also visit Scotlands National War Museum which is part of the castle grounds. Here you can see uniforms, recruitment posters and medals throughout the years. It tells the story of Scottish soldiers fighting in wars and battles all over the world.
There are plenty of activities going on at the castle for all the family. There are gun salutes that take place on selected dates, and even concerts. Bands such as Texas and the Script have chosen Edinburgh as the backdrop for their live performances. You can end your day at the Tea Rooms with Afternoon Tea, with a glass of Edinburgh Castle Gin or Prosecco to enjoy your sweet treats with!