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Edinburgh Castle

(67,213) Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh Castle is a historic castle in Edinburgh, Scotland. It stands on Castle Rock, which has been occupied by humans since at least the Iron Age, although the nature of the early settlement is unclear.
Address: Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, United Kingdom
Hours: Closed ⋅ Opens 9:30AM
Phone: +44 131 225 9846
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What is Edinburgh Castle famous for?
Edinburgh Castle is one of the oldest fortified places in Europe. With a long rich history as a royal residence, military garrison, prison and fortress, it is alive with many exciting tales. When you climb Castle Hill, you will walk in the footsteps of soldiers, kings and queens – and even the odd pirate or two.
Does anyone live in Edinburgh Castle?
Edinburgh Castle is a tourist attraction owned by Ministers of the Scottish Government and operated by Historic Scotland. It is also the Headquarters of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. No-one actually lives in Edinburgh Castle today, but it has had many residents over the years.
Is Edinburgh Castle open Covid 19?
Special arrangements are currently in place at the castle, to comply with Scottish Government guidance during the Covid-19 pandemic. While some areas may be closed, we will have additional interpretation available on-site so you don't miss out.
Who was the last person to live in Edinburgh Castle?
James VI had a remarkable life. Crowned king of Scotland at just 13 months old, he became the first monarch of both Scotland and England in 1603. His birth chamber is a highlight for many castle visitors today. King Charles I was the last monarch to stay at the palace.
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Posted: Jun 20, 2012