Edinburgh Castle is now open again to the public where you can visit The Honours of Scotland in addition to the Stone of Destiny, returned to Scotland after 700 years in England. Taken by Edward I in 1296, the Stone is a symbol of Scotland’s nationhood. It was the coronation stone for Scottish kings such as MacBeth.
The castle, in the care of Historic Environment Scotland, is Scotland’s most visited paid tourist attraction and regularly attracts millions of visitors each year.
As the backdrop of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo during the annual Edinburgh Festival, the castle has become a recognizable symbol of Edinburgh in particular and of Scotland as a whole.