Real talk: If you're ever in Edinburgh, you have to go to Edinburgh Castle- there's no avoiding it. If you're wondering if it's worth the entrance fee and crowds, I will tell you it is. It's beautiful. It's awe inspiring. It's freakin huge.
Given its size, the castle can be a little overwhelming, so I recommend taking one of their free tours. They leave every half hour near the main entrance. The guides are personable, knowledgeable, and don't mind if you're the straggler taking fifty pictures of one thing (heh).
Also because Edinburgh Castle is so huge, I'm splitting the photos up into two posts: interior and exterior. Today's the interior shots and I hope you can get a feel of why I thought it was one of the coolest places I had ever been.
I once read a Queen Mary biography (there are many because she was such a fascinating woman), so visiting her chamber was a special treat. I kept thinking, "I read about this place! Holy moly I can't believe I'm here!" Knowing she was in captivity for most of her life and how she struggled to produce and heir to the throne made going inside her rooms surreal.
There are other things to do at the castle: see the crown jewel's, venture up a tower, visit the military jail, and (this was the creepiest part) go to the Prisoner of War Prison. It was like Tim Burton meets Pirate of the Caribbean with hanging ropes and beds everywhere. I'll be posting those pictures on Halloween.
Tomorrow's all about the castle grounds and I'll be telling you about how I nearly ran out of the castle crying. Yup.
Have you been to Edinburgh Castle?
What was your favorite part?