Edinburgh Castle Photographs, Architecture, Views, Scottish Architectural Pictures
Edinburgh Castle Photos
Historic Building in South East Scotland, UK: Scottish Capital Visitor Attraction Information + Images
Edinburgh Castle Images
Edinburgh Castle photographs all by architect Adrian Welch, Scotland:
Edinburgh Castle photo credits to this website.
Few of the present buildings pre-date the Lang Siege of the 16th century, when the medieval defences were largely destroyed by artillery bombardment. The most notable exceptions are St Margaret’s Chapel from the early 12th century, which is regarded as the oldest building in Edinburgh, the Royal Palace and the early-16th-century Great Hall, although the interiors have been much altered from the mid-Victorian period onwards.
The castle also houses the Scottish regalia, known as the Honours of Scotland and is the site of the Scottish National War Memorial and the National War Museum of Scotland. The British Army is still responsible for some parts of the castle, although its presence is now largely ceremonial and administrative. Some of the castle buildings house regimental museums which contribute to its presentation as a tourist attraction.
The castle building is in the care of Historic Scotland. It is Scotland’s most-visited paid tourist attraction, with over 1.4 million visitors in 2013.
As the backdrop to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo during the annual Edinburgh International Festival the castle has become a recognisable symbol of Edinburgh and of Scotland. It is Edinburgh’s most frequently visited visitor attraction with more than 70% of leisure visitors to the city visiting the castle on average.
photo © Adrian Welch
Museum of Scotland
photograph © Adrian Welch
Edinburgh Castle: please check with owners for details such as access & charge
Edinburgh Tattoo : Military Parade
Scottish Castles in Edinburgh & Lothian
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images © Adrian Welch
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