Mention Edinburgh and the first thing you think of is the Castle.
Standing high in the middle of the city, Edinburgh Castle has dominated the skyline for centuries. The castle played a major role in the wars of Independence and has been a military base since the 17th century.
Edinburgh Castle is Scotland's leading tourist destination and is part of Edinburgh World Heritage Site.
|Edinburgh Castle esplanade|
|Saint Margaret's Chapel is the oldest surviving part of the castle|
|Statue of soldier and his horse|
|Scottish National War Memorial|
|The One o'clock Gun has been sounding out since 1861|
|Statue of an officer on horseback|
|The Esplanade is turned into an arena for the Military Tattoo|