We took a taxi from our hotel to the castle. As we were quite early there were no queues and we purchased our tickets cost £12 for Senior Entrance. There is a meeting point just past the entrance where free guided tours are avialable, lasting half an hour. We took advantage of this and it was an opportunity to learn many histrorical facts and get a general overview of the castle. Our guide was very knowlegable and had a good sense of humour. We saw the One o'clock Gun and Mons Meg - with stories about these. We then continued walking and stopping in areas being given explanations/historical facts as we went along. Once the tour was finished we decided to visit the Great Hall, the Scottish National War Memorial, the Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny, St Margaret's Chapel and the Prisons. The views over the city are wonderful.
It was a hot and sunny day so after our visit we sat down for a drink and then made our way down the Royal Mile to Holyrood Palace - slowly.
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