Scotlands Famous Casltes

Scotland boasts a numerous array of castles for those interested in taking a walk through history. Edinburgh Castle is open to visitors during the summer and winter months and offers an exciting visit to one of the castles Scotland is most famous for.  Although you can purchase your tickets at the ticket office on the day you arrive, you’ll find it more convenient to buy your tickets online. Not only will you enjoy a guided tour of the castle but you might also want to pick up an audio guide, which can make the experience much more meaningful.

One of the castles Scotland visitors must see, Edinburgh Castle has gift shops and restaurants so you can plan on staying quite a while and getting the full experience from your visit. There is also a bookshop for those interested in the history of the castle. Families with children will find that the castle is family friendly and offers a positive experience for the entire family.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse, also located in Edinburgh is another of the castles Scotland visitors won’t want to miss seeing. The home of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse is rich in Scottish history and will be a meaningful experience for the entire family. There are also various family activities, many of which are included in the price of admission. Some of the activities are especially geared for very young children, which will help hold their interest and make the experience more meaningful and fun for everyone.

As there are numerous castles throughout Scotland, when visiting castles, Scotland visitors will have to make choices as it may be difficult to visit them all during one stay. While the area in which you are staying will certainly be a factor as to which castles you’ll visit, also look for the castles that offer the amenities that cater to your family. For example, if you are traveling with young children, look for the castles that offer activities for them, such as the Palace of Holyroodhouse. If there are members of your party who may have special needs, you may want to ensure the castles you visit can accommodate them.

Price may also be a factor when visiting Scotland castles. You’ll be able to compare prices online but also look for what the price of admission entails. With some castles, the price of admission includes the audio guide while other venues charge extra for that. Also, some castles feature cafes or restaurants on the premises, so this could also be a factor in deciding which castles to visit.

Exploring Scotland castles is a fun activity the whole family will enjoy, especially when you learn of the rich history associated with each of the castles. While there are numerous castles other than the two mentioned above, look for the ones that will meet the needs of your family and that will coincide nicely with your visit.

If you would like to visit and stay near one of these tourist attractions you will find a number of cheap hotels in aberdeen and just remember no matter where you would like to be in the city you will find a suitable hotel in aberdeen suitable.

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