The Edinburgh Castle is the most visited attraction in Edinburgh, Scotland. Famous the world over as the backdrop to the Edinburgh Tattoo, Edinburgh Castle has plenty of interest:The Scottish Crown Jewels, the ‘Honours of the Kingdom’, the historic Stone of Destiny, suits of armour, historic chambers, the National War Museum, National War Memorial and St Margaret’s Chapel.
Experience the unique atmosphere of Edinburgh in August during an unforgettable three weeks of the very best in international opera, music, theatre and dance.
Originally an Augustinian abbey in 1128 by David I (r.1124-53), it was converted by James IV (r.1488-1513) into a palace. Damaged and abandoned during the Civil War it was restored and added to by Charles II and has remained a Royal Palace ever since. The palace now has guided tours and wonderful collections.
For over 50 years the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has amazed visitors of all ages. With innovative production, heart-stopping sound, imaginative graphics, state-of-the-art lighting and specially commissioned fireworks, the 90-minute show is set to captivate a large cosmopolitan audience.