Edinburgh Castle Castles Next

Edinburgh castle is located in the middle of the city of Edinburgh Scotland.  It sits atop a high rocky promontory that dominates the surrounding countryside.  The only access to the castle is along the sloped side of the promontory which has many streets and buildings on it.  The "Royal mile" as it is known is the main road that runs from the gates of the castle to Holyrood Palace nearby.  Edinburgh castle offers excellent views of the surrounding city and nearby Firth of Forth.  I enjoyed exploing this castle on several visits because it offers so much to see.  There are a 1000 year old chapel, the Scottish national war memorial, several museums and a few galleries to explore.

Doug & Roxianne pose in front of the main gate

The view of the city from the battlements