Scotland’s turbulent history has left an enduring mark on the landscape in shape of the many castles, fortresses and tower houses that pepper the countryside. Some – such as Edinburgh castles – rank amongst Europe’s most impressive structures while other less grand examples provide a stark insight into darker times.
All Scottish castles, however, have the power to capture the imagination which explains why they regularly top the list of ‘must-see’ attractions for visitors.
Edinburgh Castle – World famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site.
Here are a selection of Edinburgh castle from the inside . . .
Fountain and Edinburgh Castle from Princes Street.
Castle’s Mons Meg.
Statue of Sir William Wallace by sculptor Alexander Carrick.
The Fireplace of the Great Hall
Painted Panels in the Royal Residence