Tourists in front of the royal palace inside Edinburgh Castle
Tourists inside the Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. The Edinburgh Castle is a historic structure, with the royal castle dating back to the time of the kind David I from the 12th century. The Castle is built on a volcanic high, called the Castle Rock. The Castle was very important in the medieval ages, when there were conflicts to ensure Scottish independence from England. The building in the background, is known as the Royal Palace, the former royal apartments where the Stewart monarchs stayed. The building also houses the Stone of Scotland.