Upon arrival to Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, the first noticeable landmark was the gothic-style architecture which makes up the Edinburgh Castle on the hill overlooking the city. When we climbed up to Arthur’s Seat, the tallest point in the city, we were able to see the castle in its entirety. The stone and brick which make up the castle appears ashy, old and haunted. The city skyline, most often stirring with dark clouds and fog, sets an eerie mood over the entire city. The Edinburgh Castle is the city’s greatest treasure and tourist attraction. The castle was once occupied by the royals but served as a shield for military purposes as well. Edinburgh Castle is one of the greatest sources of tourism for the city and is often featured in relevance to Scotland’s tourism as a whole.