Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Think Scotland and chances are that Edinburgh Castle is one of the first images that spring to mind. The stunning castle on Castle Rock over looks the capital of Scotland and dominates the city. Any visit to Edinburgh would be totally incomplete without a visit to Edinburgh Castle.
There has been a castle on the site since at least the 12th century during the reign of David I of Scotland, but human habitation of the area extends back to the 9th century B.C. Most of the buildings in the castle complex today date from the 16th century onwards – St. Margaret’s Chapel is a stunning exception however, dating from the 12th century. In fact, the chapel is the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh.
For a better understanding of the often tumultuous Scottish royal history, a visit to Edinburgh castle is a must. From David I to Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots – all of them have graced the historical lands and buildings of Edinurgh Castle.