Edinburgh Castle

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Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline of the Scotlands capital city of Edinburgh, the castle is located at the top of the Royal Mile, at the west end of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

The volcanic Castle Rock offers a naturally defended position, with sheer cliffs to north and south, and a steep ascent from the west. The only easy approach is from the town to the east, and the castle’s defences are situated accordingly, with a series of gates protecting the route to the summit.

There has been a royal castle on the rock since the 12th century, and the site continued to be a royal residence until 1633. From the 15th century the castle’s residential role declined, and by the 17th century, it was used as military barracks with a large garrison.

Few of the present buildings pre-date the Lang Siege of the 16th century when the medieval defences were largely destroyed by artillery bombardment.

To help you make the most of your visit we provide complimentary guided tours and audio guides which are in a variety of languages are available to hire.

Facilities include multiple gift shops, toilets, Cafe and also Tea Rooms.

Weather


Edinburgh Castle 7 day weather forecast, weather in Edinburgh City, Edinburgh

Today
Expect a temp in the range 1.9℃ to 3.4℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Dec 09
Expect a temp in the range 1.9℃ to 2.7℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (W)
Friday, Dec 10
Expect a temp in the range 1.3℃ to 2.8℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Dec 11
Expect a temp in the range 1℃ to 2.6℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Dec 12
Expect a temp in the range 7.1℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (WSW)
Monday, Dec 13
Expect a temp in the range 5.7℃ to 11.7℃ with wind speed 10.5 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Dec 14
Expect a temp in the range 2.5℃ to 3.3℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (SW)


Edinburgh City weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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