Just inside the entrance, Edinburgh Castle
Groups gather near a Visitor Center before heading up toward Portcullis Gates, Edinburgh Castle
The curve of Half Moon Battery
Looking up at Half Moon Battery from just before Portcullis Gates. The black volcanic rock which is the foundation of the castle is evident in this shot.
Governor's House, Edinburgh Castle
Scottish National War Memorial
View from the back of the Scottish National War Memorial. Opened in 1927 to commemorate those who died in the Great War.
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Heading in to see the Crown Jewels
The Royal Palace at Edinburgh Castle, home to the Crown Jewels
City of Edinburgh as seen from the castle
City of Edinburgh as seen from Argyll Battery at Edinburgh Castle
Looking down from Mons Meg
The view from Mons Meg shows the Argyll Battery and the One O-clock gun below. The City of Edinburgh stretches away toward the Firth of Forth.
Mons Meg was a massive cannon built in the mid-fifteenth century. During a seige this mighty gun bombarded the enemy stronghold.
One of the stained glass windows in St. Maragaret's Chapel at Edinburgh Castle
One of the stained glass windows in St. Margaret's Chapel at Edinburgh Castle
Dating back to the late 1600s, this gate marks the passage into the topmost area of Edinburgh Castle.
This way to the Prisons!
Tucked away in a corner behind the Crown Square is the intriquing route to the Prisons of War Exhibit
The National War Museum
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Twentieth century statue of William Wallace. The niche is next to the gatehouse near the castle entrance
Robert the Bruce
Twentieth-century statue of Robert I, or Robert the Bruce. The niche is next to the gatehouse near the castle entrance
Tourists gather on the Esplanade before entering the castle