Edinburgh Castle is Scottish capitals most famous landmark and most popular tourist destination, attracting over 1.25 million visitors a year. It sits on top of a volcanic rock formation commanding the city skyline and offers stunning views of Edinburgh, the Firth of Forth and Fife. It is thought that the first man may have stood on the Castle Rock as far back as 8000 years ago. There was definite signs of human settlements 2,000 years ago and there has been a fortress here for more than 1,500 years. St Margaret’s Chapel is the oldest building within the Castle walls and was built on the highest point of the Castle Rock in the 12th Century. At the entrance to Edinburgh Castle is the Castle Esplanade which was once a parade & drill area for the castle garrison. Every year since 1950 onwards the famous Military Tattoo has been held here.