Ancient Castles in Edinburgh City Centre

View of the City from Calton Hill

The Old Town of Edinburgh is built on a ridge that rises gradually from the Palace of Holyrood to Edinburgh Castle. There are staircase lanes, called Wynds, that lead off this 'Royal Mile' that give the impression of the city being built on multiple levels and buildings that date from the 11th Century. The New Town is also a World Heritage Site with its mix of Georgian town houses and the earliest examples in Europe of tenement flats. The views to be had from the Castle, Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill are dramatic and inspiring.

  • The obvious Ancient castle in Edinburgh is Edinburgh castle which dominates the rocky crag above Princes Street. It is worth visiting just for the view over the city from the battlements, but it can be quite tourist congested, a little expensive and not especially well laid out in the museum exhibits that include the Scottish crown jewels.



Return To Main Edinburgh City Centre Listing

Popular Properties

Bells Brae House

/assets/gallery/3038/6351.jpg A 16th Century miller's house offers an idyllic, luxury retreat in the heart of the city.Rural tranquillity five minutes from Princes Street. - Find out more

Doris Crook

/assets/gallery/3452/LR-6144.jpg Doris and Ed Crook are offering one double bedroom with an adjacent private bathroom in their new location on the South side of Edinburgh - Find out more

Ravensdown Guest House

/assets/gallery/674/6284.jpg a friendly and stylish guest house, run by David (Scottish) and Yoka (Dutch) providing guest house accommodation in central Edinburgh. - Find out more

The Town House Edinburgh

/assets/gallery/3387/gallery14.jpg The Town House is located in central Edinburgh near to the Kings Theatre and Edinburgh’s International Conference Centre (EICC) The Castle is a fifteen walk via the old town.. - Find out more

Kildonan Lodge Hotel

/assets/gallery/3326/Hotel%20Main%20picture.jpg Located close to Edinburgh City Centre this 4 star small hotel has a passion for ensuring their guests have a relaxing comfortable stay. - Find out more

View all Properties in Edinburgh City Centre