This is the most famous, most frequently visited castle in Scotland, but it really is worth the steep entrance fee.
You enter the castle through the relatively new Gatehouse. You are now in the Lower Ward area, and if you turn right you will soon walk between the Inner Barrier on the left and the Old Guardhouse on the right. Keep walking and you will pass through the 16th century Portcullis Gate.
You are now in the Middle Ward. Just past the gate is a staircase called the Lang Stairs. These lead to the Upper Ward, and you can either take them now, or come down them later. Across, and a little way up, from the Lang Stairs, is the Argyle Battery, which features some canno...Read More