Edinburgh Castle :: Shared Description

Edinburgh Castle contains buildings from the C12th to the C20th centuries with the majority dating from the C16th and C19th. The oldest part of the castle is St Margaret's Chapel which was built by King David I in the early C12th, dedicating it to his mother who had died in 1093.
The castle was the seat of the Kings and Queens of Scotland from David I to James VI in 1603 when the crowns of Scotland and England were combined on Elizabeth I's death, James becoming James I of England.
The "Lang Siege" LinkExternal link of 1571-73 ended with the bombardment of the Castle and the destruction of both David's Tower and the Constable's Tower. Much rebuilding followed and a large amount of the castle dates from this time.
This was followed by considerable building in the C17th, C18th and C19th see a good wikipedia article on the castle here LinkExternal link
One of the most recent buildings on the site is the Scottish National War Memorial which dates from 1927 but is built in a baronial style that means it blends well with the rest of the buildings.
The castle is built on top of an ancient extinct volcano so is elevated above the rest of the city, though not as high as nearby Arthur's Seat.
by Rob Farrow
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NT2573 : St Margaret's Chapel - Norman arch by Rob Farrow
NT2573 : St Margaret's Chapel - William Wallace window by Rob Farrow
NT2573 : Edinburgh Castle - Buildings of the Inner Ward by Rob Farrow
NT2573 : Edinburgh Castle - Temporary grandstand dismantling by Rob Farrow
NT2573 : Edinburgh Castle - Fireplace in Royal apartments by Rob Farrow
NT2573 : St Margaret's Chapel - St Ninian by Rob Farrow
NT2573 : Castle Rock, Edinburgh by Rob Farrow
NT2573 : Edinburgh Castle - Arms of James VI and I by Rob Farrow
NT2573 : Edinburgh Castle - St Margaret's Chapel by Rob Farrow
NT2573 : Edinburgh Castle - southern aspect by Rob Farrow
NT2573 : Edinburgh Castle - southeastern aspect by Rob Farrow
NT2573 : Edinburgh Castle from Arthur's Seat by Rob Farrow
NT2573 : Edinburgh Castle by Richard Croft
NT2573 : Edinburgh Castle - Scottish National War Memorial by Rob Farrow
NT2573 : View NE from Edinburgh Castle by David P Howard
NT2573 : St Margaret's Chapel - St Margaret of Scotland by Rob Farrow
NT2573 : Edinburgh Castle - southwest aspect by Rob Farrow
NT2573 : Edinburgh Castle - Cemetery for Soldiers' Dogs by Rob Farrow
NT2573 : Edinburgh Castle - Temporary grandstand by Rob Farrow
NT2573 : Edinburgh Castle - eastern aspect by Rob Farrow
NT2573 : St Margaret's Chapel - Saint Columba by Rob Farrow
NT2573 : Edinburgh Castle Esplanade by Richard Croft


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Created: Thu, 6 Sep 2012, Updated: Mon, 3 Dec 2012

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