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Edinburgh Castle - From Princes Street Gardens
Title: Edinburgh Castle - From Princes Street Gardens
Description: This is one of the classic views of Edinburgh Castle from the fountain in Princes Street Gardens. The castle is managed by Historic Scotland for the nation.
Date: June 1987
Edinburgh Castle - Christmas View
Title: Edinburgh Castle - Christmas View
Description: This Christmas view of the castle shows how it dominates the city skyline.
Date: December 2006
Edinburgh Castle - View East
Title: Edinburgh Castle - View East
Description: The view east from the castle ramparts is the most famous as it includes the Balmoral Hotel, the hills and coast towards North Berwick.
Date: August 2007
Edinburgh Castle - Entrance and Drawbridge
Title: Edinburgh Castle - Entrance and Drawbridge
Description: The large moat is bridged by the only entrance. Tattoo performers all enter the arena via this gateway.
Date: August 2007
Edinburgh Castle - Robert the Bruce   Edinburgh Castle - Sir William Wallace
Title: Edinburgh Castle - Statues
Description: Two of Scotlands famous historical figures are depicted either side of the gatehouse in bronze statues placed in niches in 1929. On the left is Robert the Bruce with Sir William Wallace on the right.
Date: August 2007
Edinburgh Castle - Inner Defences
Title: Edinburgh Castle - Inner Defences
Description: Once any attackers got past the moat and drawbridge, a narrow passageway with further gates would be encountered. This could be easily defended. This view also shows the difference between original and rebuilt portions of the castle.
Date: August 2007
Edinburgh Castle - Sir William Kirkcaldy
Title: Edinburgh Castle - Sir William Kirkcaldy
Description: Once past the castle entrance, a memorial to Sir William Kirkcaldy of Grange can be found on the wall.
Date: August 2007
Edinburgh Castle - Inner Courtyard
Title: Edinburgh Castle - Inner Courtyard
Description: As well as many stairways within the castle walls, a gently sloping walkway leads from the entrance to the upper levels and to St. Margaret's Chapel at the top.
Date: August 2007
Edinburgh Castle - St. Margaret's Chapel
Title: Edinburgh Castle - St. Margaret's Chapel
Description: St. Margaret's Chapel is the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh, built at the beginning of the 12th century, and is located at the heart of the castle.
Date: August 2007
Edinburgh Castle - Inside St. Margaret's Chapel
Title: Edinburgh Castle - Inside St. Margaret's Chapel
Description: A view inside St. Margaret's Chapel where Scottish royalty have prayed over the years.
Date: August 2007
Edinburgh Castle - The One O'Clock Gun
Title: Edinburgh Castle - The One O'Clock Gun
Description: Each day, except Sundays, at One O'Clock, a 'cannon' shot can be heard throughout central Edinburgh. This is the famous One O'Clock gun which also ushers in each New Year. In 2011, the gun celebrated 150 years of operation (excluding World War II), and is often also associated with Greyfriars Bobby who used the gun to know it was time for lunch!
Date: August 2007
Edinburgh Castle - Cemetery for Soldiers' Dogs
Title: Edinburgh Castle - Cemetery for Soldiers' Dogs
Description: A unique feature of Edinburgh Castle is the special Cemetery for Soldiers' Dogs.
Date: August 2007
Edinburgh Castle - Cannon View
Title: Edinburgh Castle - Cannon View
Description: The castle defences were well positioned as shown by this cannon view which has a full field of vision over central Edinburgh and is pointing at the Scott Monument!.
Date: August 2007
Edinburgh Castle - Mons Meg
Title: Edinburgh Castle - Mons Meg
Description: Mons Meg is the famous 15th century gun and is seen here in its own exhibition room in the castle dungeons. It is sometimes moved outside.
Date: November 1991
Edinburgh Castle - Scottish War Museum
Title: Edinburgh Castle - Scottish War Museum
Description: The Scottish War Museum is housed within the castle and is entered through this imposing gateway - the Scottish National War Memorial.
Date: August 2007
Edinburgh Castle - Royal Palace
Title: Edinburgh Castle - Royal Palace
Description: The Royal Palace is where Scotlandís kings and queens lived whilst at the Castle. As well as the crown jewels, the Stone of Scone can also been viewed.
Date: August 2007
Edinburgh Castle - From Princes Street
Title: Edinburgh Castle - From Princes Street
Description: This view of the castle from Princes Street shows one of the many famous statues which line the gardens side of the road. The massive size of the castle can also be appreciated as it sits on its impressive rocky crag.
Date: June 1987
Edinburgh Castle - City View
Title: Edinburgh Castle - City View
Description: This view of the city from the castle shows, from left to right, the National Art Gallery buildings on the Mound, the Scott Monument (undergoing cleaning tests), the Balmoral Hotel (being cleaned) and Waverley Station.
Date: November 1991
Edinburgh Castle - City View
Title: Edinburgh Castle - City View
Description: This is the classic Edinburgh view from the castle showing Princes Street Gardens, the National Art Galleries, the Scott Monument and the Balmoral Hotel over Waverley station. On the horizon at the far right is North Berwick law.
Date: June 1987
Edinburgh Castle - View West
Title: Edinburgh Castle - View West
Description: This is the view west from the castle showing some of the castle buildings and the hills to the west of the city. Corstorphine Hill, behind the spires on the left, is home to Edinburgh Zoo
Date: June 1987
Edinburgh Castle - View North West
Title: Edinburgh Castle - View North West
Description: This view looks across towards the Firth of Forth to Fife. In the far distance are the Forth Bridges and below the rocks is Castle Street, which leads into Princes Street.
Date: June 1987
Edinburgh Castle - View North
Title: Edinburgh Castle - View North
Description: This is the view north from the castle showing the shops and buses on Princes Street with the Botanic Gardens in the middle distance and then over the Firth of Forth to Fife. The town of Burntisland is directly across the water.
Date: June 1987
Edinburgh Castle - View North East
Title: Edinburgh Castle - View North East
Description: This view takes in the Princes Street shops and the Scott Monument with the Balmoral Hotel (prior to cleaning) on the far right.
Date: June 1987
Edinburgh Castle - View East
Title: Edinburgh Castle - View East
Description: This view shows the National Gallery and Waverley Station with the black tower of the Scott Monument sitting beside Princes Street gardens.
Date: June 1987
Edinburgh Castle - View East
Title: Edinburgh Castle - View East
Description: The castle sits at the top of the hill up the Royal Mile from Holyrood House. The esplanade (also used as a car park) is the setting for the world famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Also in the picture is the spire of St Giles cathedral and the might of Arthur's Seat.
Date: June 1987
Edinburgh Castle - Side View
Title: Edinburgh Castle - Side View
Description: This is the view of the castle from Johnston Terrace.
Date: June 1987
Edinburgh Castle - View from the south east
Title: Edinburgh Castle - View from the south east
Description: An excellent view of the castle is available from the roof of the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street. The seating for the Tattoo can be seen in front of the castle.
Date: August 2011
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