Edinburgh Castle sits on a bluff overlooking Scotland’s capital city, dominating the skyline since somewhere around 600 C.E.   The line of royals that called it home is impressive.  Mary Queen of Scots gave birth to James VI here.  He later became the first monarch of both England and Scotland.  Reportedly, Mary Queen of Scots had a very difficult labor.  A consort of the queen is said to have tried using magic to transfer the birth pangs to a servant.