The Witchery by the Castle offers a range of Edinburgh's opulent suites, each unique with its own special features.
Quick facts about Edinburgh Castle
From its position on the Castle Rock, Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress that dominates the skyline of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital. Since at least the Iron Age, archaeologists have established human occupation of the rock although the nature of the early settlement is unclear. Since the reign of David I in the 12th century, there has been a royal castle on the rock and the site continued to be a royal residence until 1633 at times. The residential role of the castle declined from the fifteenth century, and by the seventeenth century it was primarily used as military barracks with a large garrison. Its importance as part of Scotland’s national heritage has been increasingly recognized since the early 19th century, and various restoration programs have been undertaken over the past one and a half centuries. As one of the Kingdom of Scotland’s most important strongholds, Edinburgh Castle was involved in many historical conflicts from the Wars of Scottish Independence in the 14th century to the Jacobite rising of 1745.
Top hotels near Edinburgh Castle
Located in Edinburgh, Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel is just meters from Princes Street and George Street. The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen smart TV, 300 thread count bed linen, a complimentary treatment box and a free fresh milk and...
Offering a Michelin-starred restaurant, a pool and a gym, The Balmoral is located on Princes Street. Waverley Station and the main shopping area of Edinburgh are a 5-minute walk away.
Travel info about Edinburgh and United Kingdom
Edinburgh is the capital and second largest city of Scotland, sitting in the Central Belt of the country. It has an elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical houses and medieval Old Town, with Edinburgh Castle, home to the crown jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny used...
The United Kingdom (UK) consists of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, each of them with distinguished geographies. England is the home of London, a global financial and cultural centre...