Have you ever been to an extinct volcano? You should visit Edinburgh Castle, an ancient fortress and a powerful Scottish national symbol. They say the castle story is Scotland´s story. It used to be a royal residence. In the 18th and the 19th centuries, Edinburgh Castle became a prison for sailors. After the escape of 49 prisoners from the castle through a hole in the south wall in 1811, the castle stopped being a prison. It was gradually turned into a national monument. More than a million people a year visit Edinburgh Castle, thousands of them come to see the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The highlight of this colourful performance is a parade of the Scottish regiments, complete with bagpipes, tartans and lots of horses. The Edinburgh Military Tattoo takes place every year in August.

 



Použitá literatúra:
Tkadlečková, C., Vyskočilová, R., Henderson, M., Orlová, N.: Chill out 2, Klett nakladatelstí, s.r.o. Praha 2012