As I said in my previous post, we recently went up to Scotland for a few days as Richard has worked up there, and I was left to explore Scotland. I took a train from Glasgow to Edinburgh where I spent the day walking around the city.

Once I got to Edinburgh, as well as taking a bus tour, I visited Edinburgh castle.

As soon as I heard we were going to Scotland, my first thought was to visit Edinburgh castle. And, if you know me, you would know that this shouldn’t surprise you as I fricking love castle. I’m the kind of girl who would never turn down visiting a castle.

So yes, Edinburgh castle was high on my bucket list and the number one place I wanted to visit while in Edinburgh.

As you get into Edinburgh and out of the station, you see the castle looming over the city high on a hilltop. With this being my number one place to visit, I slowly started to make my way over to the castle.

Now I had a little bit of a fall as I was walking to the station where I somehow went smack on to the pavement. I grazed my hand and my leg, while I was ok-ish, I was still hobbling around the place.

So I wasn’t looking forward to making the climb up to the castle. And it should be said that it is steep incline to Edinburgh castle, especially if you want to go to the very top.

I took it slow – especially with my bad leg, there also handrail you use to push yourself up. But it worth walking up the steep incline as the view was amazing!

I’m not sure if my legs were recovering from the steep walk, or my bad fall, but as soon as I got near enough to the top and looked out to the view, my legs just turned to jelly.

The photos don’t really convey the sheer scale of the view from Edinburgh castle. It felt like to me you could see the entire UK from standing at the castle walls. On the day I visited it was misty foggy, but I imagine on a clear, bright day, you could see for miles and miles.

I’m not afraid of height, but looking out and see Edinburgh from below, not only turn my legs into jelly but made me feel a little queasy.

Edinburgh castle is mostly more of a fortress and museum than a traditional castle. It was home to many Scotland monarchies in days gone by. Nowadays it is home to the Scottish crown jewels.

There weren’t many rooms that were opened to the public, but you could see where Mary Queen of Scot gave birth and also her private chambers. Also, there was a large room which houses the Scottish artillery. The exterior of the rooms reminded me of Hampton court. It has Tudor-kind style to it.

Overall Edinburgh castle is still worth the visit – just be prepared for the steep climb. If you re into military history or want to learn more about Scotland past, then do come to visit as there are lots to learn and see.

I’m glad I was able to tick Edinburgh castle off my bucket list.

For more photos and video: Do check out my Instagram page.

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19 Comments
  • robin rue
    November 25, 2019

    I would absolutley LOVE to go there someday! I have always wanted to see a real castle in real life.

  • Melissa Chapman
    November 25, 2019

    I live in the US and we just do not have castles and towns with so much history and heritage. I loved the way it is looking out over the water protecting the town.

  • Pam Wattenbarger
    November 25, 2019

    Beautiful! We have a friend who is originally from Scotland. She always sends us pictures of the sites when she visits home. I love castles too, so I’d love to be able to visit.

  • cait
    November 25, 2019

    wow ive never been to scotland but i heard its beautiful and this castle just screams to come visit ha 🙂 great post my friend

  • Heather
    November 25, 2019

    This is right up my alley. Must put Scotland on my travel list. Love all of this history and beauty!

  • 1stopmom
    November 25, 2019

    Wow, to visit an actual castle is amazing! Your pictures are beautiful. I am so sorry you fell and I hope your leg is better.

  • Amber Myers
    November 25, 2019

    Amazing. I just LOVE castles and history, so I would be all about this. I would love to get here one day with my family.

  • Marcie W.
    November 25, 2019

    Wow, everything is stunning! Truly breathtaking! I would love to explore an actual castle and see all of the medieval treasures inside.

  • Bonnie G
    November 26, 2019

    I don’t think I have ever visited a castle before but would love to! My husband loves history and older buildings and such. Can’t wait to show his these pictures.

  • Terri Steffes
    November 26, 2019

    I love castles, too! I haven’t been here, but I can see why people flock to it. How ancient and beautiful it seems!

  • Agnes
    November 26, 2019

    Amazing photos! I am almost halfway through The Crown 3 and the places and characters are mentioned there, just saying 🙂

  • Brandy
    November 26, 2019

    What a beautiful sight to see! I am fascinated by castles and places like this, I’d love to experience it one day.

  • Amber Killmon
    November 26, 2019

    What and breathtaking experience. I want to go to Scotland bad, especially since I binge-watched Outlander.

  • Tasheena
    November 26, 2019

    Awesome photos! This looks like such a fun visit. Thanks for sharing your recap with us.

  • Chef Dennis
    November 26, 2019

    Wow! I really love to visit Edinburgh Castle. I heard so much about it and I am sure this is really a wonderful place with full of history!

  • Ricci
    November 26, 2019

    Oh my goodness I would LOVE to visit the Edinburgh Castle one day! I love your photos!

  • Lynndee
    November 26, 2019

    That castle looks amazing. Visiting and exploring Scotland is a dream of ours. I hope that dream will come true someday.

  • Kita Bryant
    November 26, 2019

    That is a trip of a lifetime! I would certainly love to visit this place! So many wonderful photos.

  • Karen Morse
    November 27, 2019

    It would be so nice to this in person and I’m glad you guys took the time to climb up the castle and explore. It’s such a beautiful place to visit! I’m hoping I could do some exploring here myself someday!

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