Magnificent Hidden History in Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle plays an important role in the Scottish history for place of royal residence and as military fortification. This military action last saw in 1745, and then until 1920s, it is for the main base of British army in Scotland. Nowadays, this castle is the most popular and famous tourist attraction places in Scotland. The brooding and steep ways of the Castle Rock, those are the reason for the existence of Edinburgh. This stony little mountain is the most defended hilltop in the stampede ways in between the central Scotland and England that were contained by so many Roman army legions of the first and second centuries AD to Jacobite troops of Bonnie Prince Charlie in around 1745.
To explore the mighty fortress and the former royal homesite, you just need to climb the castle hill that becomes the major part of Old and also New Towns of World Heritage Site of the UNESCO. The crown jewels of Scotland are one of the national treasures in the walls display of the castle. It is well-known as a defender of the nation that remains the Edinburgh Castle is the active military base. The annual event is held on the Castle Esplanade in every August; it is Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. It will not be a complete trip in Scotland’s capital before visiting this castle which becomes the best United Kingdom’s heritage attraction for fourth years in the British Travel Awards 2014.
Edinburgh Castle also is the most popular tourist destination in Scotland with more than 1.4 million visitors and tourist in 2013. It is located in the center of the Scottish capital. This castle is founded on the top of craggy that remains of the extinct volcano. It is built to be an important fortress since in Iron Age. Naturally, the precipitous fortress is steeped well in history. This castle has become the first recorded of meeting place in 1440 for Scottish Parliament. It was the place of the Mary Queen child birth of the Scots in 1566. Then, the son grew up to lead the crowns of England and of course the Scotland. It endured its last siege in 1689 when the garrison was the last defenders of Stewart king James II and VII. Among its appearance and attraction are the hulking, Great Hall and also the small room where the sons of Mary Queen were born; James I England and James VI Scotland.
This castle can be looked clearly from miles around. It can be accessed through the castle yard. The Castle Rock that is in the High Street in the Edinburgh’s Old Town is also known well as Royal Mile, since it connects the Edinburgh Castle and the Holy rood Palace, the monarch’s official residence while in Royal Week in Edinburgh. The perched high in the Castle Rock is protected by natural fortress of the sheer cliffs into three sides. The access to this castle is limited to the steep road in the fourth side of those rocks.