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This massive rock towering over Edinburgh is the setting for Edinburgh Castle and serves as one of the most defining symbols of Scottish history.
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  • Average5%
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Edinburgh, Scotland
Old Town
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Viewed the Edinburgh Castle on Castle Rock from the park below on Aug. 20th while sightseeing in Edinburgh. Seems like the perfect setting for the Castle and its domineering presence. This location serves for a great picture!

Thank 132Karen132
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you look up at Edinburgh Castle which was built on Castle Rock, as well as admiring it and taking in the sheer scale of it all, it is worth standing for a few moments and taking in how it all came about. 350 million...More

Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

The rock is visible from distance in all directions. It seems a great place to build a castle and they did. It is the heart of the city.

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed July 24, 2017

I remember learning about the castle rock in geography at school many,many years ago. It is a volcanic plug with a "tail". The castle is built on the plug and the esplanade is the "tail". As it is high and affords a good view of...More

Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

The castle is great (even for European standards) so it is worth the hike up to the castle from below. Their are enough areas to keep everyone in your party entertained. Just pray for good weather and it will then be guaranteed a success.

Thank Edelan
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

It is a must do in Edinburgh. Enjoy a visit through scottish history. The national treasure is somptuous.

Thank Jules L
Reviewed June 10, 2017

Castle's tend to choose the best locations, and Castle Rock, foundation to Edinburgh Castle is no exception.

Thank CodyMav
Reviewed May 16, 2017

wow this natural wonder took my breath away such an outstanding view from Princes st one of my top 3 favourite iconic historical landmarks in Edinburgh.

Thank adam k
Reviewed May 11, 2017

If you buy a postcard of Edinburgh, the chances are that it will show the Castle Rock, an extinct volcano upon which the castle is built. The Royal Mile runs from the rock down to Hollywood Palace. The narrow streets on the Rock running away...More

1  Thank Kevin H
Reviewed May 6, 2017

Originally Edinburgh Castle was built atop and dug into the rock. Eventually the remaining castle structures were built further down. The volcanic rock is an incredible showing of mother nature's fury and the strength and power it helped to resonate with mankind once the castle...More

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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