Standing proudly over the city on top of Castle Rock, the imposing Edinburgh Castle provides unparalleled views of the city and a glorious peek into Scotland’s turbulent history. A former military fortress, the castle has been both a royal residence and a prison. European tours or european tour packages with european tour operator can give you a chance visit to Edinburgh Castle. Within its high walls you’ll find some of Edinburgh’s oldest buildings, including St Margaret’s Chapel and the Half Moon Battery, while Crown Square is home to the spectacular Grand Hall and Scotland’s Crown Jewels. You can discover the castle at your own pace or, for a fully immersive experience, grab an audio guide to show you around. Edinburgh Castle is alive with exciting tales of its time as a military fortress, royal residence and prison of war. When you climb Castle Hill, you will walk in the footsteps of soldiers, kings and queens – and even the odd pirate or two. Though parts of it remain in military use, the castle is now a world-famous visitor attraction. It’s also a key aspect of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site.