The castle has stood since the 12th century and remained the Scottish Royal residence until the Union of the Crowns in 1603. A formidable sight in the city, it is one of the most popular attractions in Edinburgh, but how much do you know about it? From losing the crown jewels to superstitions and links to pirates, here are some lesser known facts about Edinburgh Castle.
Edinburgh Castle is one of Scotland's leading tourist attractions and has a long history.
Geograph/ Kim Traynor