It thrones in the centre of the city: Edinburg Castle lures with its impressive walls and promises stories of intrigues, betrayal and murder. Just stroll around and let the castle do its magic, but make sure to see these spots: the Crown Jewels, the Stone of Destiny, St. Margaret’s Chapel, which is Edinburgh’s oldest building from the 12th century, and David’s Tower with its stories promising to still your desire for sensations.
History-fans will definitely enjoy themselves. Edinburgh Castle provides a lot of information not only in many exhibitions but also in three museums: the Royal Scots Museum, the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum and the National War Museum.
The audio guide for £3.50 is definitely worth the money as it not only gives information but creates an authentic atmosphere too: the speakers adjust their voices depending on which story they tell and music plays in the background.
With £17 for the entrance (there’s no student discount) and £3.50 for the audio guide it’s not the cheapest thing to do in Edinburgh. But castle-lovers and thrifty people can purchase the Explorer Pass, which allows them to enter 77 paid historic places, such as Edinburgh and Stirling Castle, in three days for only £31.