img_1050 The castle of Edinbourgh was built from the 12th century onwards and became the official residence of the Scottish royalty until James VI of Scotland became...
The castle of Edinbourgh was built from the 12th century onwards and became the official residence of the Scottish royalty until James VI of Scotland became…
img_1052 The castle is located on top of a volcanic rock.
The castle is located on top of a volcanic rock.
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img_1059 Main gate to the castle.
Main gate to the castle.
img_1061 Second gate.
Second gate.
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img_1072 The dog cemetery.
The dog cemetery.
img_1069 Bagpipe player.
Bagpipe player.
img_1082 At 1pm every day, a canon shot is fired.
At 1pm every day, a canon shot is fired.
img_1084 St Margaret's chapel, 12th century, oldest building in the castle. Built by king David I whose mother died in 1093 became a saint in 1251.
St Margaret's chapel, 12th century, oldest building in the castle. Built by king David I whose mother died in 1093 became a saint in 1251.
img_1086 Scottish national war memorial, 1927. Names of all Scottish people who died in wars are kept in this shrine.
Scottish national war memorial, 1927. Names of all Scottish people who died in wars are kept in this shrine.
img_1089 Laich hall, 1617. Outer reception room and dining chamber for king James VI.
Laich hall, 1617. Outer reception room and dining chamber for king James VI.
img_1092 Laich hall.
Laich hall.
img_1096 Queen Ann building, ca. 1710. Site of the royal gunhouse.
Queen Ann building, ca. 1710. Site of the royal gunhouse.
img_1099 Great hall, 1503-1513. Built for king James IV for ceremonial occasions.
Great hall, 1503-1513. Built for king James IV for ceremonial occasions.
img_1101 The weapons are on loan from the royal armouries in the Tower of London.
The weapons are on loan from the royal armouries in the Tower of London.
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img_1102 Only the roof (an upside-down boat nave with no metal part) is from the medieval period, everything else dates back from the Victorian era (19th century).
Only the roof (an upside-down boat nave with no metal part) is from the medieval period, everything else dates back from the Victorian era (19th century).

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