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 Edinburgh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edinburgh   (3540 words)

 Encyclopedia: Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle with the Nor Loch in foreground, around 1780 by Alexander Nasmyth The Nor Loch, sometimes referred to in English as the North Loch, was a body of water formerly in Edinburgh, in the area now occupied by Princes Street Gardens, which lies between the Royal Mile and Princes...
A portcullis in Edinburgh Castle A portcullis is a grille or gate made of wood, metal or a combination of the two.
The Castle Esplanade is the venue of the world-famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the annual occasion on which, over a period of three weeks in August, the Army presents a lively programme of music, marching and historical re-enactments under floodlights before large and appreciative audiences.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Edinburgh-Castle   (1391 words)

 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 oldest building in the castle, and in Edinburgh, is St.
The Parish Church of the Castle is the Kirk of the Canongate, where the Governor of the Castle has his own pew.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edinburgh_Castle   (406 words)

 CastleXplorer - Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle is built high upon the basalt remains of a long extinct volcano, providing visitors with impressive views of the city and landscape beyond.
The castle is home to the Scottish Crown Jewels (Honours), the Stone of Destiny, the giant 15th century siege gun, Mons Meg, the Scottish National War Memorial and the famous One O'Clock Gun, which is fired daily at 1.00pm.
A royal castle at Edinburgh was built towards the end of the century.
www.castlexplorer.co.uk /scotland/edinburgh/edinburgh_hist.php   (1645 words)

 Edinburgh Castle Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Edinburgh Castle: Lower Castle page looks in more detail at the Lower and Middle Wards of the castle; and the Edinburgh Castle: Upper Castle page covers highlights of the Upper Ward and Crown Square.
It was because she felt under threat that Mary Queen of Scots chose to give birth to the later James VI of Scotland and I of England in the castle on 19 June 1566.
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.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /edinburgh/edinburghcastle   (1260 words)

 Edinburgh Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Edinburgh Castle is visited annually by approximately one million people - if we except the Tower of London that is more people than visit any other ancient monument in the United Kingdom.
Edinburgh Castle is also the home of the One O'Clock Gun.
On several occasions the castle was razed - but the demolishers invariably spared the chapel of the good St Margaret because of its religious significance.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk /home/tour/castle.html   (529 words)

In the middle of the fifteenth century Edinburgh became the real capital of Scotland, that is, the seat of the Parliament and the Government, as well as the residence of the kings, and the scene of many of the most important provincial councils which regulated the affairs of the Scottish Church.
James II was the first king crowned at Edinburgh instead of in the Abbey of Scone, and he and his successors conferred many privileges on the capital, and did all in their power to develop it and increase its prosperity.
Edinburgh is the seat of the supreme court of Scottish law, which in its external forms as well as in many essential points differs greatly from the law of England.
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 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)

 ESSAY / Edinburgh Castle a literary fortress in the Tenderloin
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The orange awning of the Edinburgh Castle Pub, a Scottish tavern, flaps in the oncoming fog.
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 Weddings Photographer Edinburgh - Edinburgh Wedding Photographer, Castle Weddings, Weddings in Edinburgh, Flowers ...
Edinburgh Wedding Chauffeur Hire is a unique addition to our Edinburgh wedding section and we are sure your wedding guests will be impressed when you alight at your venue in your kilt.
Edinburgh Castle expects a rush of bookings for the unique opportunity to be married at St Margaret's Chapel, reputed to be the oldest building in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Castle as a wedding venue allows couples to use Scotland's most famous landmark Private evening tours of the castle, including a viewing of the Crown Jewels, can be also be arranged for guests attending the wedding.
www.edinburghcastle.biz /weddings.html   (1862 words)

 The 2006 Official Edinburgh Military Tattoo Web Site
Edinburgh Castle is a multitude of contrasts that harmonise perfectly.
The Castle remains the headquarters of the 52nd Infantry Brigade and houses several regimental headquarters.
All its atmosphere, power and majesty affirm that this was the proudest and mightiest fortress in the land, a residence and stronghold of kings.
www.edinburgh-tattoo.co.uk /tattoo-experience/castlehist.html   (708 words)

 Edinburgh Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
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.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk /home/tour/edintour.html   (1519 words)

 Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle is a 'must see' castle if you ever find yourselves in the Edinburgh area- however- it should be said that it can't be truly seen if in a rush...
The neatest thing about the castle is that upon entering, you can get a headphone set from a kiosk, and have your very own guided tour of the castle.
Throughout the castle there are plaques drawing visitors to the most significant areas of the castle, and each one is numbered, giving quick info- then the headphone set gives a much more detailed account of that particular spot.
www.geocities.com /jojogoob/Edinburgh.htm   (862 words)

 Sites Detail
A majestic landmark which dominates the capital city's skyline just as it has dominated Scotland's long and colourful history Edinburgh Castle is the best known and most visited of our historic buildings.
Edinburgh Castle was a prison for sailors from many countries in the 18th and 19th centuries, including crewmen who sailed with John Paul Jones, founder of the American Navy.
Parking is available on the esplanade in front of the castle (except from June to October during the Edinburgh Military Tattoo).
www.historic-scotland.gov.uk /properties_sites_detail.htm?propertyID=PL_121   (654 words)

 Edinburgh Castle: Pubs in San Francisco
The Edinburgh Castle is snugly tucked away on Geary Street on the fringe of the Tenderloin.
Edinburgh Castle is home to the Scottish Cultural and Arts Foundation.
Of course, our own local Alan Black,manager of the Edinburgh Castle, and John Mulligan (author of Shopping Cart Soldiers) amongst others can often be found on such evenings reading their own works.
www.posthoc.com /edinburghcastle.htm   (412 words)

 Edinburgh Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Medieval meets modern at Dalhousie Castle, an impressive fortress and country residence built in the 15th century for the Ramsay family.
Its superb architecture ranges from ancient churches to monumental Victorian masterpieces - all dominated by a castle on a precipitous crag in the city's heart.
When To Go The climate in Edinburgh is best from May to September, but whenever you go, you're likely to see both sun and rain.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/scotland/edinburgh   (306 words)

 Luxury Hotels Art , Scotland , Best Hotels
This unique collection of original images of Scotland includes 10 new pictures of Eilean Donan Castle taken in September in the Highlands and Dunnottar Castle near Stonehaven on the East coast of Scotland.
Knock Castle on the Isle of Skye is for sale along with the title the Baron of Macdonald..
25 original images of Eilean Donan Castle and Edinburgh Castle, Dunnottar Castle and the Royal Palace of Linlithgow All pictures are copyright of David Rankin.
www.besthotelsinscotland.com   (676 words)

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.
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.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /ITedinburgh.htm   (473 words)

 Borthwick Castle - Edinburgh, Scotland
Only twelve miles from Edinburgh in a pastoral valley, this romantic castle stands on the summit of a knoll on the periphery of the romantic Borders immortalised by Sir Walter Scott.
Once the refuge of Mary Queen of Scots and the Earl of Bothwell and besieged by Oliver Cromwell in 1650, the atmosphere and grandeur of its romantic past have been lovingly cherished and maintained.
All the bedchambers, tastefully furnished in period style, have showers and toilets en-suite; the bedchambers, once occupied by the tragic Queen and the ill-fated Bothwell, have four poster beds and are available to guests.
www.celticcastles.com /castles/borthwic/index.html   (269 words)

 Dundas Castle is available for exclusive hire and can be booked for a wide variety of corporate events, team building ...
Dundas Castle is available for exclusive hire and can be booked for a wide variety of corporate events, team building activities, romantic scottish weddings, conferences, business meetings, incentive travel group visits, private dinner parties, launch parties and receptions.
Built in 1818 by the renowned Scottish architect, William Burn, the Castle is now the luxurious stately home of Sir Jack Stewart-Clark and his wife, Lady Lydia.
The castle is available for exclusive hire and can be booked for a wide variety of events - weddings, conferences, business meetings, incentive travel group visits, private dinner parties, launch parties and receptions.
www.dundascastle.co.uk   (231 words)

 Serenery: 435 Edinburgh Castle, "The Rock"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Edinburgh's name may be derived from the Northumbrian King Edwin (Edwinesburg - Edwin's fortress), although Edwin actually died before his people captured the site in 638.
During the Wars of Independence, the strategic importance of the castle afforded protection to the growing burgh, but also made it more susceptible to English attacks.
The castle is home to the Scottish crown jewels (the Honours of Scotland) and the Stone of Destiny upon which Kings of Scots are crowned.
www.serenery.com /435TheRock.html   (170 words)

 Edinburgh from Rampant Scotland Directory
Edinburgh, dominated by its castle and history is the capital of Scotland and major tourist city - but it is also a significant financial and commercial centre, ranking fourth in Europe.
Edinburgh - Renaissance City - where to go, what to see, where to stay and eat - and the the festival.
Edinburgh City Council's plans to develop Calton Hill as a commercial tourist attraction is not welcomed by all and this site puts the case for preserving the area as it is.
www.rampantscotland.com /edinburgh.htm   (3272 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)

 Edinburgh Bed and Breakfast ~ Averon Guest House - Car Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Averon Edinburgh Bed and Breakfast offers bandb accommodation an excellent facilities and is a historic listed building built in 1750 and to the rear of the house is a beautiful gaden well stocked with herbs and fruit trees.
When the house was built it was located on open countryside outwith the old city of Edinburgh which was the the old town surrounded by the ancient city wall and close to Edinburgh Castle
The Edinburgh Averon Bed and Breakfast is close to the Kings theatre and only a short five minute walk to the Usher Hall which is a popular venue for symphony orchestras particularly the events of the Edinburgh International Festival.
www.averon.co.uk   (644 words)

 Panoramas :: Edinburgh Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Arts | Potter magic at Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle was transformed into fictional magic academy Hogwarts for the night, decorated with flame torches and a massive projection of the book's cover on the outside wall.
But Harry Potter at the Castle, as the event was named, was an exclusive affair.
The hush which fell upon the crowd inside and outside the castle when she opened her book really was magical.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/newsFeedXML/moreover/-/1/hi/entertainment/arts/4688383.stm   (337 words)

 A Castle South of Edinburgh: Crichton: About Scotland:
At the end of the meal the head of a fl bull was brought to the table, and at this sign all three were murdered.
William, the Third Laird of Crichton, having conspired against James III in 1483, was besieged at Crichton Castle and forced to flee.
Crichton Castle, a few mile south of Edinburgh, is under the care of Historic Scotland, It is best to check admission times (http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk) before visiting.
www.aboutscotland.co.uk /crichton/castle.html   (551 words)

 Castles Pictures Art Gifts , Landscapes Photography , Digital Castle Images High Resolution
Castles are very popular from a historical perspective and as a subject for study in schools projects.
The castle gate or entrance is an important feature for protecting the castle from intruders.
Castles provide us with some original images and prints in the most romantic and alluring places.
www.castlepictures.com   (1501 words)

 Edinburgh Architecture - The Royal Mile
St Andrews Cathedral did not survive the reformation and was destroyed in the anti-Catholic fervour of the mid-1500's which culminated in the execution of both Archbishop John Hamilton and Mary Queen of Scots.
The former Tolbooth Church, situated on Castlehill on the approaches to Edinburgh Castle, is now the administrative base for the Edinburgh International Festival and has been renamed as "The Hub".
Edinburgh's City Chambers were built to the neo-classical designs of Robert and James Adam.
www.scotcities.com /capital.htm   (1383 words)

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