Edinburgh Castle is built high upon the basalt remains of a long extinct volcano, providing visitors with impressive views of the city and landscape beyond. The oldest part of the castle dates back to the Normans, and there are buildings and fortifications covering every period since.
The castle is home to the Scottish Crown Jewels (Honours), the Stone of Destiny, the giant 15th century siege gun, Mons Meg, the Scottish National War Memorial and the famous One O'Clock Gun, which is fired daily at 1.00pm. The castle also contains several military and regimental museums
- At the top of the Royal Mile in the centre of Edinburgh
- Edinburgh Castle, Castle Hill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG
- Historic Scotland. Open to the public. Admission fee.
- For further information visit www.historic-scotland.gov.uk
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