Edinburgh Castle

From Waverley, it’s just a ten-minute walk.

There’s so much to see, you’ll need several hours to take it all in. The heavily-armed Great Hall, the sumptuous Royal Palace, the glittering Crown Jewels and the legendary Stone of Destiny. Older children will also enjoy the underground vaults, reconstructed to reflect the experiences of European soldiers and seamen, brought here after being captured in ferocious battles.

Visit at lunchtime to hear the unmistakeable ‘boom’ of Mons Meg – better known as the One O'clock Gun.

Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG