Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG
0131 225 9846
Edinburgh most' famous landmark is obviously not a 'hidden gem' but few people realise that the custodians Historic Scotland, offer free access on the nearest weekend to St Andrew's Day (30 November) to Edinburgh Castle and some of its other properties. Free entry is via a ticket which must be booked online.
Edinburgh Castle is also home to the Scottish National War Memorial which can be visited free of charge on application to Visitor Information.