Built on the volcanic “Castle Rock”- Edinburgh Castle reigns supreme in the Edinburgh skyline. Since the 12th century, the Castle played a major role in Scotland. After 1000 years of continuous use also the castle is in incredible condition.

HOW TO GO
Edinburgh International airport caters all international flight from Europe, North America, and the Middle East. Trams and buses connect the airport to the city. Trains can also help you get to Edinburgh; there are frequent trains from London to Edinburgh. Walking is the best way to discover the city, and the quaint hills obscuring the Edinburgh castle need a bit of leg work to reach the castle.

WHEN TO GO
August to December is the peak tourist season. That is why the hotel rooms sell out fast, and the costs also hike. January – March are months when the tourist craze subsides. The prices come down and events like Loony Dook, Burns Night take place. January is cooler than any other month, so pack warm.

WHERE TO GO
The first thing you need to gawk at is the Royal apartments- especially that of Mary Queen of Scots. Next is the historical treasure – the Crowned Jewel, and the Stone of Destiny in the Crown chamber are important parts of coronation. Next on the list is the Great Hall which displays arms and armors. St Margaret’s chapel is a small yet beautiful example of Norman Architecture.North of the Crown Square is the Scottish National War Memorial- with 150,000 names of martyrs. In the castle, there are places which soon became museums- The Prisoners of Wars Museum and National Wars Museum.

TYPE OF ELECTRICITY
The standard voltage in Scotland ranges from 220 V – 240 V. You need a voltage converter if your device works on lower voltage than this. The Type G socket in Scotland needs an adapter to fit with UK Type Plug with three flat pins.

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