Edinburgh Castle is by far Scotland’s most famous castle and its often viewed as the crown jewel of the Edinburgh skyline. The oldest parts of the castle date back to the 12th century however construction continued on the caste over the following hundred years. The castle is also home to the crown Jewels of Scotland including the Stone of Destiny as well as other important and priceless artefacts which have played an integral part in the formation of what Scotland is today.
Guided tours are provided by castle stewards, however one can also take an audio tour in one of eight different languages. The tour brings tourists on an journey of exploration throughout the castle, giving insights into its architecture, as well as the dramatic history which surrounds the castle. Tours are available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Mandarin. The castle cost £3 to enter for adult and £1 for children.