Encounter Edinburgh with Claremont House
12 April 2019
As Scotland's hub of history there's plenty to do and see in Edinburgh.
Top of the list has to be Edinburgh Castle. Strategically placed with spectacular views over the city, Castle Rock has been settled since the Iron Age, and a military settlement since the 12th century time of David 1st. Now it is now topped with one of the most imposing castles found anywhere in the UK, designed to broadcast power over a resolutely independently-minded population. It's been under siege 26 times so the ancient stones have plenty of stories to tell. It includes St Margaret's Chapel, the oldest building in the city, the Royal Palace and the 16th century Great Hall. It also houses the Scottish Crown Jewells and the National War Museum of Scotland.