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 Tribune Building - Stones
The Edinburgh Castle sits on a hill that is made up of many rocks the Castle is made up of many rocks.......
Inside the walls of the Edinburgh Castle is a remarkble fortress and a former Royal residience.
The Edinburgh Castle is the most visited ancient monument in Britain after the Tower of London.
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 Edinburgh Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Edinburgh Castle is an ancient stronghold on the Castle Rock in the centre of the city of Edinburgh, has been in use by assorted military forces since 900 BC and only transferred from Ministry of Defence administration recently.
The castle is situated atop The Castle Rock, a volcanic crag.
The castle is entered via the Esplanade, which is a long sloping cobbled area between the castle proper and the top of the Royal Mile.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edinburgh_Castle   (406 words)

  
 Places to Visit in Scotland - Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle sits on top of what was, at one time, a volcano - a 437 feet high plug of basalt rock.
The shoulder of the Royal Mile runs east down from the castle and was formed when the whole of Scotland was covered by an ice sheet and the flow of the glacier ran from west to east - dropping rubble and earth in the lee of the rock.
By the end of the 15th century the castle was not much used as a royal residence, the Palace of Holyroodhouse at the other end of the Royal Mile being preferable.
www.rampantscotland.com /visit/blvisitedincastle.htm   (1173 words)

  
 Edinburgh Castle - Review - EDINBURGH ROCKS
The path then continues on to the summit of the rock and St. Margaret's chapel, the oldest surviving building in the castle.
Edinburgh city skyline is dominated by the castle which is Scotland's top tourist attraction and the most visited site in Britain, outside of London.
South of the chapel is the Palace where in 1566 Mary Queen of Scots gave birth to James V1 who was later to unite the Scottish and English crowns.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /sightseeing-national/edinburgh-castle/378729   (474 words)

  
 Edinburgh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Edinburgh is the country's most popular tourist destination in terms of visitor numbers, and the second most popular in the UK after London, with numbers growing substantially each year, particularly in the budget travel and backpacking sector, assisted by the growth of Edinburgh Airport and direct raillinks to the rest of the country.
Edinburgh (pronounced /ˈɛdɪnˌbrə/), Dùn Èideann (/tuːn ˈeːtʃən/) in Scottish Gaelic, is the second-largest city in Scotland and its capital city.
Edinburgh is the second largest financial centre in the United Kingdom after the City of London and the fifth largest in Europe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edinburgh   (3540 words)

  
 Edinburgh Tour
That Edinburgh is pure theatre is immediately demonstrated as the traveller emerges from Waverley railway station: he looks along the valley of Princes Street Gardens and gazes upon Edinburgh Castle, perched dramatically on its precipitous crag of volcanic rock.
Edinburgh incidentally, is named after Edwin, a king of ancient Northumbria; it has been a Royal Burgh since at least the twelfth century, and has been recognised as the capital of Scotland since the fifteenth.
Edinburgh's face is her fortune, for it was this dramatic beauty which, in the first instance, made the Scottish capital's name familiar throughout the modern world.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk /home/tour/edintour.html   (1519 words)

  
 Edinburgh
On the top of the ridge of a hill, Edinburgh has an impregnable castle and precipice at one end, a lake of water on either side; so that the inhabitants had nothing to defend but the entrance at the east end, which it was easy to fortify.
The rock was fortified in prehistoric times and a castle was built in the 7th century by King Edwin of Northumbria.
By the 18th century the people of Edinburgh began to feel more secure and it was decided to build a new town outside the original walls.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /ITedinburgh.htm   (473 words)

  
 Panoramas :: Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle, historically the principal royal fortress of Scotland can be found perched on a massive volcanic rock that towers dramatically over the city.
Today, the castle, with around one million visitors per year, is by far the most popular visitor attraction in Edinburgh.
The Castle Esplanade, the most famous of Scotland's castles, receives huge numbers of tourists from all over the world.
www.camvista.com /scotland/panoramas/ecastle.php3   (422 words)

  
 Castle Rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Castle Rock is the hill on which Edinburgh Castle is built on in Scotland.
Castle Rock is a fictional mountain fort in the William G. Golding novel Lord of the Flies.
Castle Rock is the name of an island in the U.S. state of Massachusetts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Castle_Rock   (310 words)

  
 Castle Rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Castle Rock is the hill on which Edinburgh Castle is built on in Scotland.
Castle Rock is a fictional mountain fort in the William Golding novel Lord of the Flies.
Castle Rock is the name of an island in the U.S. state of Massachusetts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Castle_Rock   (339 words)

  
 Edinburgh Castle - Edinburgh Hotel Accommodation, tourist information Edinburgh Scotland and more
The City of Edinburgh grew out from the Castle rock, and the first houses in Edinburgh were built on the area in front of Edinburgh Castle, which is now known as the Lawnmarket, and then continued down the High Street and The Cannongate towards the Royal Palace of Holyrood House.
Edinburgh Castle is every schoolboy's dream of what a castle should look like and the Edinburgh Castle website endeavours to give the Edinburgh visitor an in-depth view of Edinburgh Castle and it's history from early times right up until the present day.
Edinburgh is famous for it's many quality hotels and there is also a diverse range of other accommodation options such as Edinburgh serviced apartments and Edinburgh guest houses, Edinburgh bed and breakfasts, Edinburgh self catering.
www.edinburghcastle.biz   (2449 words)

  
 Castle Rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Castle Rock is the hill on which Edinburgh Castle is built on in Scotland.
Castle Rock is a fictional mountain fort in the William Golding novel Lord of the Flies.
Castle Rock is the name of an island in the U.S. state of Massachusetts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Castle_Rock   (347 words)

  
 Castle Rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Castle Rock is the hill on which Edinburgh Castle is built on in Scotland.
Castle Rock is a fictional mountain fort in the William G. Golding novel Lord of the Flies.
Castle Rock is the name of an island in the U.S. state of Massachusetts.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Castle_Rock   (307 words)

  
 Castle Rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Castle Rock is the hill on which Edinburgh Castle is built on in Scotland.
Castle Rock is a fictional mountain fort in the William G. Golding novel Lord of the Flies.
Castle Rock is the name of an island in the U.S. state of Massachusetts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Castle_Rock   (307 words)

  
 Castle Rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Castle Rock is the hill on which Edinburgh Castle is built on in Scotland.
Castle Rock is a fictional mountain fort in the William Golding novel Lord of the Flies.
Castle Rock is the name of an island in the U.S. state of Massachusetts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Castle_Rock   (339 words)

  
 Edinburgh Castle Rock, Scottish Confectionery
Edinburgh Castle Rock is manufactured by Thistle, in keeping with the original recipe, and use only the finest ingredients.
Edinburgh Castle Rock is perhaps one of the best known of Scotland's confectionery delights but it came about by accident.
The rock had crystallised to a brittle texture and its pleasant crunch and delicate flavour became so popular that it was the foundation of Fergusson's business.
www.edinburgh-castle-rock.co.uk   (373 words)

  
 Scotsman.com News - Entertainment - Castle rock shows are off
Scotsman.com News - Entertainment - Castle rock shows are off
A SERIES of big name concerts on Edinburgh Castle Esplanade have been axed amid a bitter dispute over safety
Historic Scotland has warned Regular Music, the firm behind the Castle Concerts series, and the city council, which is responsible for overseeing safety arrangements at concerts, that it cannot give the go-ahead for any shows this year.
news.scotsman.com /entertainment.cfm?id=355752005   (818 words)

  
 hen parties edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle and Nor'Loch, around 1780 by Alexander Nasmyth Edinburgh Castle, an ancient stronghold on the Castle Rock in the centre of the city of Edinburgh, has been in use by assorted military forces since prehistoric times and only transferred from the Ministry of Defence recently.
The Esplanade is where the annual Edinburgh Military Tattoo is held, and in previous times was a parade and drill area for the castle garrison.css"; @import "/skins-1.
It is Scotland's leading paid tourist attraction.hen parties edinburgh Part of the Edinburgh Castle compound (2003) [edit] See also Wikimedia Commons has more media related to: Edinburgh Castle Castles in Scotland [edit] External links Historic Scotland's page on the castle Undiscovered Scotland's page on Edinburgh Castle Retrieved from "http://en.
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 Scottish History - Edinburgh historic sites
The castle is at the top of the 'Royal Mile', the street at the heart of the 'Old Town' which constituted Edinburgh until the eighteenth century.
It is situated at the bottom of the 'Royal Mile', the road which connects the castle at the top of the site of the original hill fortress which was the start of Edinburgh, and the palace at the bottom.
The castle sits high on a rock, overlooking the modern city.
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 About Edinburgh...
Situated on a towering volcanic rock in the heart of Edinburgh, the Castle's battlements overlook the Esplanade, where the floodlit Military Tattoo is staged in late August and early September each year.
The city is dominated by the Castle, as immediately symbolic of Edinburgh as the Parthenon is of Athens, and one of the most famous castles in the world.
Standing on the rock which has been a fortress since time immemorial, the oldest of the numerous buildings which make up the castle today date back to the 12th century.
www.icte.org /EDINBURG.HTM   (888 words)

  
 Edinburgh Accommodation Guide
Edinburgh is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the World, with its fantastic skyline, its beautiful archetecture, the art galleries and museums, its natural rock formation, and of course the world famous Edinburgh Castle, scene of the wonderful Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Edinburgh Castle dominates the town centre and provides a convenient landmark for visitors in many parts of the suburbs.The high crag on which the Castle rests runs gently down to the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Edinburgh Castle - with over one million accommodation visitors a year it remains one of the most popular attractions in Europe.
www.scotlandthebrave.co.uk /edinburgh   (562 words)

  
 Scotland - Sightseeing - Edinburgh
Edinburgh's history is inextricably intertwined with the imposing castle which watches over the modern city from Castle Rock.
The mile long stretch of cobble stones runs from the Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and is divided into four sections; Castlehill, Lawnmarket, High Street and Canongate.
Founded as a monastery in 1128, the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh is The Queen's official residence in Scotland.
www.scotlandby.com /sightseeing/sightseeing_edinburgh.htm   (599 words)

  
 Edinburgh Castle - Edinburgh Hotel Accommodation, tourist information Edinburgh Scotland and more
The City of Edinburgh grew out from the Castle rock, and the first houses in Edinburgh were built on the area in front of Edinburgh Castle, which is now known as the Lawnmarket, and then continued down the High Street and The Cannongate towards the Royal Palace of Holyrood House.
Edinburgh Castle is every schoolboy's dream of what a castle should look like and the Edinburgh Castle website endeavours to give the Edinburgh visitor an in-depth view of Edinburgh Castle and it's history from early times right up until the present day.
Edinburgh Castle is historically the principal royal fortress of Scotland
www.edinburghcastle.biz   (2476 words)

  
 Edinburgh - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Edinburgh
The oldest part of Edinburgh Castle, and the oldest building in Edinburgh, is the 12th-century St Margaret's chapel, which stands on the highest point of castle rock; nearby is a cannon called ‘Mons Meg’ which was forged in Belgium in 1448.
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, held alongside the main festival from August to September, is a showcase for amateur groups and new talent.
Capital and administrative centre of Scotland and Edinburgh City unitary authority, near the southern shores of the Firth of Forth, 67 km/42 mi east of Glasgow; population (2001 est) 449,400.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Edinburgh   (1765 words)

  
 Dorothy Dunnett - places to visit in Scotland - Edinburgh
They have survived several ludicrous proposals for car parks and buildings, although they did succumb to the mania for railways when the original Edinburgh and Glasgow railway was pushed through close to the castle rock to terminate at Waverley Station.
Perched high on its rock overlooking the city, the castle must be one of the most photographed buildings in the world.
The ruins of Holyrood Abbey adjoin the palace - the Abbots of Holyrood owned much of the land around Edinburgh that is mentioned in House of Niccolo, and it was near the Abbey that Nicholas staged his spectacular play.
www.dorothydunnett.co.uk /duvisitsedin.htm   (1765 words)

  
 Edinburgh Castle - Edinburgh Accommodation, tourist information Edinburgh Scotland and more
The City of Edinburgh grew out from the Castle rock, and the first houses in Edinburgh were built on the area in Edinburgh, which is now known as the Lawnmarket, and then continued down the High Street and The Cannongate towards the Royal Palace of Holyrood House.
Edinburgh Castle is every schoolboy's dream of what a castle should look like and the Edinburgh Castle website endeavours to give the Edinburgh visitor an in-depth view of Edinburgh Castle and it's history from early times right up until the present day.
When you visit Edinburgh Castle you can see why the early inhabitants of the area we now call Edinburgh, made their first settlements here, in what is now the city of Edinburgh.
www.edinburghcastle.biz   (1765 words)

  
 Travel for Kids: Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh Castle – Visit Edinburgh Castle, a magnificent pile of rock, where the Scottish kings ruled, lived and fought against their enemies.
Growing up in Edinburgh, Robert Louis Stevenson was a sickly child, often staying in bed all day, but he had a lively imagination, "and sometimes sent my ships in fleets/ All up and down among the sheets." Read aloud these magical poems of childhood, each one delightfully illustrated.
At Holyrood Palace, Nicola and the Queen are embroiled in treacherous politics, the Scottish lords rebel, the king, is murdered, and Mary Queen of Scots becomes a prisoner in Lochleven castle.
www.travelforkids.com /Funtodo/Scotland/edinburgh.htm   (787 words)

  
 Edinburgh
On the top of the ridge of a hill, Edinburgh has an impregnable castle and precipice at one end, a lake of water on either side; so that the inhabitants had nothing to defend but the entrance at the east end, which it was easy to fortify.
The rock was fortified in prehistoric times and a castle was built in the 7th century by King Edwin of Northumbria.
In 1780s Thomas Muir and Edinburgh University became the centre for the fight for universal suffrage.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /ITedinburgh.htm   (473 words)

  
 Edinburgh Castle Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Although Cromwell was at the head of the last hostile army to arrive in Edinburgh from the south, the city and its castle remained in danger from a series of Jacobites rebellions for a further century.
In 1650, Scottish support for the claims of Charles II saw Edinburgh Castle serving as headquarters for Cromwell's invading Parliamentary Army.
After Mary's flight to captivity in England the Governor of Edinburgh Castle, Sir William Kirkcaldy, continued to support her claim to the throne.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /edinburgh/edinburghcastle   (1258 words)

  
 Edinburgh Castle - Edinburgh Hotel Accommodation, tourist information Edinburgh Scotland and more
The City of Edinburgh grew out from the Castle rock, and the first houses in Edinburgh were built on the area in front of Edinburgh Castle, which is now known as the Lawnmarket, and then continued down the High Street and The Cannongate towards the Royal Palace of Holyrood House.
Edinburgh Castle is every schoolboy's dream of what a castle should look like and the Edinburgh Castle website endeavours to give the Edinburgh visitor an in-depth view of Edinburgh Castle and it's history from early times right up until the present day.
Edinburgh Castle is the home of the original Scottish crown
www.edinburghcastle.biz   (2467 words)

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