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Edinburgh Castle

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Sitting high atop the volcanic Castle Rock in Edinburgh, Scotland, Edinburgh Castle dominates the city's skyline. The castle has been around since at least the 1100s, and remained a royal residence until 1603.
Its strategic position made it a key fortress in the Kingdom of Scotland, and it has been involved in many battles, from the Wars of Scottish Independence in the 1300s to the Jacobite Rising of 1745. It became a military base late in the 17th century.
The castle has been recognized as an historical monument since the 19th century. Restoration has been taking place since that time.
Today, most of what is left of the original buildings of Edinburgh Castle were built after the Lang Siege of the 16th century, when most of its buildings were destroyed. St. Margaret's Chapel, however, was built in the 12th century and still stands as the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh. Other notable buildings of Edinburgh Castle include the Royal Palace and the Great Hall. The Scottish National War Memorial and National War Museum of Scotland are also on site.
The Historic Scotland foundation takes care of the castle today. It is Scotland's second-most-visited tourist attraction. A ceremonial, administrative military presence remains at Edinburgh Castle, as do regimental military museums. The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is held here each year.
The castle is open to tourists from April 1 to September 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from October 1 to March 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission prices are as follows: Adults age 16 to 59 are $18 USD, senior citizens 60 and over are $13.25 USD, children 5 to 15 are $9.11 USD, and children under five are free.
Lodgingptions near Edinburgh Castle include the modern Mercure Point Hotel from $91 USD per night; the luxurious Caledonian Hilton Hotel, with leisure club, gym and pool for
$190 USD per night; and The Macdonald Roxburghe Hotel, also with pool, sauna, spa, and restaurant from $116 USD per night.





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