Arriving at Edinburgh Castle, a large number of tourists flocked to this must-see attraction in Edinburgh, and a crooked serpentine line formed at the gate of the ticket office. We didn't waste much time because we used Scottish passes to follow the team into the scenic spot. After entering the castle, he paid cash to rent a guide with Chinese explanations, which was 3.5 pounds for adults and 2.5 pounds for people over 60. Many tourist attractions in Britain offer similar discounts for people over 60 years of age with tickets. Put on the guide and start the tour in the order of scenic spots, listening to the detailed explanation and looking at the scenery. Edinburgh Castle is situated on the high ground and is a good place to overlook the whole city of Edinburgh. This castle, which dates back to the 6th century A.D., stands on an extinct volcano in the center of the city. It once existed as a royal residence, military fortress and prison. It is a testimony of Scottish history and is now included in the World Heritage Site. During our tour, we can enjoy the city scenery of the Scottish capital from different angles. The whole city is dominated by black, with tall buildings, towering bell towers, distant sea and streets beneath our feet, which are pleasing in both breadth and depth. Edinburgh Castle covers a large area and deserves the title of the first castle in Scotland. When you enter the castle, besides the crowded crowd, the rich exhibits in the room are impressive. In the process of listening to the commentary, we queued up to visit the Lights of Scotland, where crowns, sceptres and swords made visitors queue for half an hour to see its true face. We are no exception to waiting in line, and photography is strictly prohibited after entering the indoor exhibition hall. There is also a huge "Stone of Fate" in this exhibition hall, which is necessary for the King of Scotland to take office, and this stone has a story of wandering and bumping. In Edinburgh Castle there is also an obscure chapel, which is called St. Margaret's Chapel, but it is the oldest building in Scotland. There are also the National War Memorial, the Cavalry Guard Museum, the Scottish Legion Museum and the War Museum in Edinburgh Castle. Because of the relationship between time and time, we all went inside to have a look at the flowers. It was almost 13 o'clock when we finished the tour and stepped out of the castle. Unexpectedly, at this moment, the whole castle square is crowded, people are looking in one direction, while many people hold up their cameras, as if waiting for an upcoming moment. Suddenly we thought of the old tradition of hearing that at 13:00 a.m. every day, a gun fired at the Edinburgh Castle to announce the time. So quickly look for a place to watch, not yet standing firm suddenly a huge gunfire, so that quiet tourists then began to noise, followed by people began to disperse. For a time, the Castle Square was as lively as a meeting to dissolve, and we walked out of the castle with the crowd.
TIPS: Buying tickets on site often requires queuing. It is recommended to buy tickets online in advance. It is convenient to enter the ticket directly after the booking is printed out. There are two guard sculptures at the gate of the castle. They are Robert Bruce, an important king in Scottish history and the crown Robert I, who led the Scots to defeat the English army and ensure the independence of the kingdom. And William Wallace, the most inspiring soldier in Scottish national history (yes, the prototype of Mel Gibson's Brave Heart). They were all the greatest heroes in Scotland during Queen Victoria's reign. The logo above the gate is a red lion symbolizing Scotland. Edinburgh Castle became a royal castle in the 6th century, more than 200 years earlier than Leeds Castle in England, more than 400 years earlier than Windsor Castle, and more than 600 years earlier than Heidelberg Castle in Germany. From the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries it was the castle where the Scottish royal family lived. It was not until the 16th century that the Hollywood Palace was completed that the Scottish royal family moved down from the hill. The castle is the spiritual symbol of Scotland and Edinburgh. As a former Imperial Palace and military fortress, it not only tells the history of the Scottish nation, but also witnesses the vicissitudes of Scotland. In the long history of the struggle between Scotland and England, Edinburgh people showed their strong and unyielding spirit, which embodied the whole Scottish spiritual style. Edinburgh Castle is divided into Lower Ward, Middle Ward and Upper Ward along the slope. There are dozens of visiting sites including Scottish National War Memorial, The Royal Palace and St. Margaret's Chapel. The whole Edinburgh is overlooked from the platform. Edinburgh Castle has witnessed so many stories of England and Scotland in their long history of war and marriage that today we can see so many cannons, walls, war memorials and war museums in the castle. On the square outside the museum stands a riding statue of World War I Marshal Douglas Hague. Hagrid was an important commander of the West Front during World War I, and directly commanded the famous Battle of the Somme River. Most noteworthy is Royal Palace, which displays the most famous town treasure in Scottish history, the Stone of Destiny and the glory of Scotland. Except for Friday, Sunday and Christmas, a 105mm gun fires at 1 p.m. once a day. This tradition, which began in 1861 and was used to calibrate distant ships, continues today. The reason for choosing one point is said to be that the Scots are more frugal, and it takes only one shot to fire a gun at one point. Haha, Scottish people, I really obeyed U! After that, you can take pictures with the person who fired the gun. There are restaurants in the castle, but things are expensive. A slice of pizza weighs 9 pounds. Notice one slice, not one; we just ordered a slice of pizza, a cake and a cup of coffee, totaling 14.9 pounds.
Visit Edinburgh Castle. The castle was the royal castle of Scotland from the 12th to 16th centuries A.D. and became a military base in the 17th century. It belongs to the Historic Scotland and still has troops stationed on the castle. Most of the castle's buildings were destroyed in the long siege of the 16th century, but a few survived the siege. The most famous one is the St. Margaret's Chapel (Figure 8), which was built in the early 12th century. This church is the earliest preserved building in the region and still stands there. Castle is one of Scotland's most popular tourist attractions, and it can meet more than 1.2 million visitors from all over the world every year. Please note: If you don't want to queue up to buy tickets (Figure 4), please book your tickets online in advance (Figure 5). Voice guides are paid extra (Fig. 6) in Chinese, but thousands of tourists come here every day, and they will soon be sold out. English tour guides start on time. The gathering place is next to the voice guide (Figure 7). A red timetable shows the starting time of the next tour guide. There are Chinese picture albums for 5 (fig. 9) and 4 for tickets at the same time. After visiting the castle, it was not as good as I had imagined, because there were so many visitors and people everywhere, which made people feel irritable. The Castle feels shocked in the distance. In addition to the appearance of the building, the choice of the objects to see is not as shocking as the building.
So many castles have been visited in Britain. They seem to be the same, but each one is very special! __________ The weather was very bad on the day we went, but we had a good time. After entering, we attended the free lecture, listened to the lecturer to give a general introduction to the history of each building inside, and some interesting stories. Then I went inside to see the history of the Scottish Royal Family and the honor of the Scottish Royal Family. The interior decoration is very special, and the introduction of Queen Mary left me a very deep impression! This is definitely worth playing!!
Edinburgh Castle is famous all over the world. There are too many introductions about her. If you want to know about her past and present life, remember to rent an interpreter after entering the castle. The Chinese explanations here are very detailed. It can be said that they are among the leading explanations of major attractions in Britain. For me, what impressed me most was the day and night of the castle - the most popular one in the castle was the treasure house. In order to see the King of Scotland's treasure and the stone of destiny, the Dragon lined up for hundreds of meters. Queuing seems to be the most common thing in Britain. Everyone is in a conscious line. There are no staff members to maintain order, no direction to which line, but everything seems to be in good order. There is a famous "one minute gun" (One O&39; clock Gun) on the Mofangshan fort. Every day (except Sunday, Christmas and Good Friday) when the artillery was fired on time at 1 p.m., the castle was deafening. The little native boy came in admiration and arrived before 1 o'clock to see the scene of the firing. Unfortunately, there was no artillery fire on this day. It was disappointing for him. The best way to enjoy the castle under the night is to watch a Tattoo show. It's hard to describe the scene in words, but it can only be summed up in "amazing". If you say you have to see a punch point in the UK, I will first push Tattoo. Tattoo stands are divided into different zones and fares are different. The best, of course, is District 8,9. The performance lasted for two hours. It was amazing. Finally, it ended with a famous Scottish song "Auld Lang Syne" (translated into Chinese as "Forever Friendship"), and the audience stood up and praised the performer.
It rained that day in Edinburgh, and the weather was colder, as it was in the Scottish Highlands, but it did not weaken our visit to Edinburgh at all. The castle is very British, and its location is very good. It has to be said that the British people have a good set of ways to protect historical sites. It is especially recommended that big forts, very special, and every wall cave is a scenic line to look out. The street outside the castle must be visited. The street performance art in Britain is really good and interesting. Every palace in the castle has its own characteristics. What is interesting is that their explanation is not a rigid introduction by the lecturer, but a live performance.
It's supposed to be the most complete and definite castle in Britain. The queue that opens at 9:30 a.m. and arrives on time gradually goes in. Fortunately, the queue of individual passengers queuing to buy tickets is not long. He stayed until 13:00 p.m. when the artillery firing ceremony was completed. What impressed me most was the male conductor who first asked us where we came from in English, then asked us which city we came from in Putonghua after knowing China; finally, after knowing that we came from Shanghai, we ended up with a "Thank you Nong" in Shanghai dialect. It's surprising. Foreigners love learning. Edinburgh Castle is quite large and well preserved. There are several small museums such as "Scottish Military Museum". And Queen Mary's bedroom and so on.
Edinburgh's charm lies in its antiquity. Edinburgh Castle became the royal castle of Scotland in the 6th century, more than 200 years earlier than Leeds Castle in England, more than 400 years earlier than Windsor Castle, and more than 600 years earlier than Heidelberg Castle in Germany. In the sense of ancient wars, Edinburgh is undoubtedly the strongest, most dangerous and most difficult fortress to conquer. Edinburgh Castle is built on top of an extinct volcanic rock at an altitude of 135 meters. It has a slope on one side and three cliffs. As long as the gate of the castle on the slope is guarded, it will be as solid as gold. Even if the enemy has thousands of troops, it will be helpless to it. It is also unrivalled by other ancient castles. Edinburgh used to be the political and cultural center of Scotland, a place that no ancient castle ever had. Walking in the castle, looking from time to time, imagining the enemy's attack, above and below the castle, as in the interpretation of the real version of power and games. If you get tired of it, you can go indoors and see the Royal Treasure Exhibition and dungeons. The place was big enough to break all the legs.
Edinburgh Castle stands on an extinct volcano in the center of the city. Its history can be traced back to the 6th century. As a royal residence, military fortress and prison, Edinburgh Castle is a witness of Scottish history and has been listed as a world cultural heritage. This is the highest point of Edinburgh. From the castle, you can have a panoramic view of Edinburgh. There are old cannons, bell towers, prisons, halls, war museums, palaces and so on in the castle. We saw the changing ceremony at the entrance of the war museum, and also saw the "Stone of Destiny" (the cornerstone of the king's ascension, not photographs). The castle is very large and strong. The guards in Scottish skirts at the gate of the castle are very interesting. Tourists take pictures of it and take pictures of it.
Edinburgh Castle, as Scotland's most important historical landmark, has witnessed its ups and downs for thousands of years. The construction of the castle dates back to the age of David I in the 12th century. Now there are buildings of that period in the castle: St. Margaret's Chapel. Since then, the royal family has lived here for generations. From the 16th century onwards, Edinburgh Castle gradually became a military fortress and prison. Until 1633, the function of royal residence was completely replaced by Hollywood Palace, which was at the end of the Royal mile. Edinburgh Castle is a story-telling castle, but the reasons for its world-famous include its unique shape, which is independent from the dead volcanic rocks at 130 meters high, overlooking all living beings. Its three sides are steep cliffs, natural defensive fortifications, such a geographical location makes it easy to defend and difficult to attack. In fact, the psychological security provided by appearance is greater than the actual security. In the centuries of Scotland's love affair with England, Edinburgh Castle was besieged 26 times by people and horses, and most of the sieges were successful! The main reason is that the water supply system is very fragile. Once the enemy cut off the water source or poisoned the water, the defenders can only surrender obediently. Today's Edinburgh Castle is not a single castle, but a complex of buildings formed on the top of volcanic rock after hundreds of years of repeated destruction, reconstruction and construction. The soul of the Middle Ages, the bloodstains of turbulent times, and the castle against the background of clouds are cold and mysterious.