When most people think of Ireland, they think of rolling green vistas, cozy Irish pubs and of course castles! Castles dot the Irish landscape, offering a window into Ireland’s past. Since the turn of the last century, many of these beautiful buildings have been converted into hotels. Irish Castle stays are wonderful way to immerse oneself in Ireland’s history. With a variety of options, who wouldn’t want to spend a night in a castle?
Towering over the city centre of Edinburgh is the historic fortress and former royal resident, Edinburgh Castle. Walking up the hill, along the Royal Mile, it is easy to appreciate why this castle, with a complicated history, is the most famous castle in Scotland and why it was awarded the best heritage attraction in the UK. This post explores the connections between the castle and Nova Scotia, as well highlights our travel tips to explore the castle grounds.