1. Edinburgh Castle
Nestled atop an extinct volcano overlooking the city of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle is a symbol of Scottish history and culture. Dating back to the 12th century, this castle has witnessed some of the most important events in Scottish history, from battles and sieges to coronations and royal births.
Visiting Edinburgh Castle is a must if you want to experience the essence of Scotland’s rich and fascinating history.
TIP: Plan your visit around the daily firing of the One O’Clock Gun. This tradition dates back to 1861 when a time ball was dropped from the castle’s ramparts at precisely 1 p.m. every day, allowing ships in the nearby harbor to set their clocks. Today, the gun is fired at the same time, providing you with a thrilling experience and a reminder of Scotland’s maritime past.