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This castle was honestly so incredible, the thing that fascinates me about Scotland is how unique the locations were that they built these castle in or on, either big mountain tops or little islands. It overwhelms me how much hard work it must have taken to build such beautiful structures, I’m so happy I got to experience this castle from inside to out, plus another bonus was as soon as I walked outside my hostel it was right there!. Here’s alittle history and info I learned about the castle. .
Edinburgh Castle, stronghold that was once the residence of Scottish monarchs and now serves mostly as a museum. It stands 443 feet (135 metres) above sea level and overlooks the city of Edinburgh from a volcanic crag called Castle Rock Castle Rock has been the site of human activity for at least 3,000 years. By 600 CE a Celtic tribe called the Votadini, or Gododdin, had built Eidyn’s Hill Fort on the rock. The first king of Scotland who is known to have made his residence on Castle Rock was Malcolm III Canmore reigned 1058–93. His pious wife Queen Margaret, who died in the castle in 1093 and was later canonized as St. Margaret of Scotland, is commemorated in St. Margaret’s Chapel, which was built between about 1130 and 1140 on the highest point of the rock and is the oldest surviving building on the castle grounds. Between 1296 and 1341, the castle was twice captured by English invaders and twice retaken by the Scots. David’s Tower, some 100 feet (30 metres) in height, was built to honour King David II, who died in the castle in 1371, but was substantially destroyed in a siege 200 years later. A giant cannon named Mons Meg was installed in 1457 and can still be seen. The Great Hall, which also survives, was completed by James IV in 1511. In an adjacent building called the Royal Palace is the room where James VI, the future King James I of England, was born in 1566. Following the destructive siege of 1571–73, the castle’s defenses were strengthened with the construction of the Half-Moon Battery cannon emplacement and the Portcullis Gate. There’s some brief info on the Castle wanna learn more search it up! Thanks.