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The Imposing Edinburgh Castle

Make sure to pay a visit to one of the oldest fortified castles in Europe while on an Edinburgh tour. Situated on a hill, it provides with scenic landscapes of the area, as well as a rich and eventful history to discover.

Now a major tourist attraction, the Edinburgh Castle was once a royal residence. Commemorating the life of Queen Margaret who stayed in the castle until the end of her days, her son, King David I, had built a chapel on the premises which is still open to this day. Dating back to the 12th century, St Margaret's Chapel is actually considered to be one of the oldest buildings in Edinburgh.

Nowadays, the Edinburgh Castle is an active military base and the location of the annual Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, taking place every August. It also houses the historical One O' Clock Gun along with the 15th-century military marvel, Mons Meg, the six-ton bombard firing cannonballs which weigh around 150kg (330 lb).

In addition to that, the National War Museum of Scotland is also situated within the premises of the Edinburgh Castle. Don't miss the chance to delve deeper into the history of events of the past and get to know more about the significance of the site.

All in all, the Edinburgh Castle is an iconic landmark of the city and an absolute "must" during Scotland travel, thus don't forget to add it to your itinerary.

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