Edinburgh Castle Photos

Edinburgh Castle sits on a cliff at the top end of the Royal Mile and hosts several attractions: St. Margaret's Chapel (c1130); Scottish crown jewels & royal apartments (16th C); Great Hall (1503-13); Scottish National War Memorial (after WWI); Mons Meg medieval siege gun (1449); One o'clock Gun; two regimental museums; plus the important National War Museum. The Castle is an important vista point and site for Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh Castle seen from New Town. Edinburgh, Scotland.Edinburgh Castle seen from New Town. Edinburgh, Scotland.Edinburgh Castle seen from New Town. Edinburgh, Scotland.Edinburgh Castle seen from New Town. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Edinburgh Castle seen from New Town. Edinburgh, Scotland.Edinburgh Castle seen from New Town. Edinburgh, Scotland.Edinburgh Castle seen from New Town. Edinburgh, Scotland.Edinburgh Castle seen from New Town. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Walls of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Walls of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Entrance gateway of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Crest over entrance gateway of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Walls of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Walls of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Entrance gateway of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Crest over entrance gateway of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Statue of knight flanking entrance gateway of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Statue of knight flanking entrance gateway of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Portcullis Gate of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Portcullis Gate with top storey added 1887 of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Statue of knight flanking entrance gateway of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Statue of knight flanking entrance gateway of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Portcullis Gate (1574-7) of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Portcullis Gate with top storey added 1887 of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Walls & rock of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Curve of heritage buildings line road to top of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Structures of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Governor's House at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Walls & rock of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Curve of heritage buildings line road to top of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Structures of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Governor's House (1742) at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Headquarters of several Scottish regiments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Regimental signs at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Royal Scots Museum building at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Mons Meg medieval siege gun at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Headquarters of several Scottish regiments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Regimental signs at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Royal Scots Museum building at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Mons Meg medieval siege gun (1449) at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
One o'clock Gun a tradition started in 1861 to help ships in harbor set their clocks at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Canon port on wall at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Museum of Royal Scots Regiment on path leading through Foog's Gate at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Early perimeter walls of Edinburgh Castle marked by Foog's Gate. Edinburgh, Scotland.
One o'clock Gun a tradition started in 1861 to help ships in harbor set their clocks at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Canon port on wall at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Museum of Royal Scots Regiment on path leading through Foog's Gate at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Early perimeter walls (1660-85) of Edinburgh Castle marked by Foog's Gate. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Foog's Gate at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Crenellated round tower at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Heritage Edinburgh Castle buildings overlooking city. Edinburgh, Scotland.Heritage buildings at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Foog's Gate (1660-85) at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Crenellated round tower at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Heritage Edinburgh Castle buildings overlooking city. Edinburgh, Scotland.Heritage buildings at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Stands used for Edinburgh festival at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Scottish tattoo at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Scottish tattoo at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Scottish tattoo at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Stands used for Edinburgh festival at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Scottish tattoo at Edinburgh Castle (1970s). Edinburgh, Scotland.Scottish tattoo at Edinburgh Castle (1970s). Edinburgh, Scotland.Scottish tattoo at Edinburgh Castle (1970s). Edinburgh, Scotland.
St. Margaret's Chapel on grounds of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Romanesque window surround at St. Margaret's Chapel. Edinburgh, Scotland.Alter at St. Margaret's Chapel. Edinburgh, Scotland.St. Margaret's gospel book at St. Margaret's Chapel. Edinburgh, Scotland.
St. Margaret's Chapel (c1130) on grounds of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Romanesque window surround at St. Margaret's Chapel. Edinburgh, Scotland.Alter at St. Margaret's Chapel. Edinburgh, Scotland.St. Margaret's gospel book at St. Margaret's Chapel. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Queen Margaret stained glass window at St. Margaret's Chapel. Edinburgh, Scotland.Detail of Queen Margaret stained glass window at St. Margaret's Chapel. Edinburgh, Scotland.St. Andrew stained glass window at St. Margaret's Chapel. Edinburgh, Scotland.St. Columba stained glass window at St. Margaret's Chapel. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Queen Margaret stained glass window at St. Margaret's Chapel. Edinburgh, Scotland.Detail of Queen Margaret stained glass window at St. Margaret's Chapel. Edinburgh, Scotland.St. Andrew stained glass window at St. Margaret's Chapel. Edinburgh, Scotland.St. Columba stained glass window at St. Margaret's Chapel. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Scottish hero Wallace stained glass window at St. Margaret's Chapel. Edinburgh, Scotland.Tower of stairs in building housing the Scottish crown jewels & royal apartments on grounds of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Clock tower on building of Scottish crown jewels & royal apartments on grounds of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Clock tower stone facade of Scottish crown room of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Scottish hero Wallace stained glass window at St. Margaret's Chapel. Edinburgh, Scotland.Tower of stairs in building housing the Scottish crown jewels & royal apartments on grounds of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Clock tower on building of Scottish crown jewels & royal apartments on grounds of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Clock tower stone facade of Scottish crown room of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Fireplace in ancient royal apartments room where King James VI & I was born at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Blue printed fireplace tiles in royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Portrait of James VI by Adrian Vanson most likely used for marriage negotiations with Danish king for hand of Anne of Denmark in royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Copy of portrait of James VI & I after Paul Van Somer in royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Fireplace in ancient royal apartments room where King James VI & I was born at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Blue printed fireplace tiles in royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Portrait of James VI (c1585) by Adrian Vanson most likely used for marriage negotiations with Danish king for hand of Anne of Denmark in royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Copy of portrait of James VI & I (c1618) after Paul Van Somer in royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Copy of portrait of Anne of Denmark, wife of James I after Paul Van Somer in royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Copy of portrait of James VI & I after John de Critz the Elder in royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Copy of portrait of Charles II after Adriaen Hanneman in royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Copy of drawing of Mary Queen of Scots after Francis Clouet in royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Copy of portrait of Anne of Denmark, wife of James I (c1617) after Paul Van Somer in royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Copy of portrait of James VI & I (1604) after John de Critz the Elder in royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Copy of portrait of Charles II (1648) after Adriaen Hanneman in royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Copy of drawing of Mary Queen of Scots (c1560) after Francis Clouet in royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
King James VI & I birth chamber in Mary Queen of Scots royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Coat of arms of King James VI & I painting by John Anderson in king's birth chamber in royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Date 1566 painted on wall of birth chamber of King James VI & I in royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Painted ceiling of birth chamber of King James VI & I in royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
King James VI & I birth chamber in Mary Queen of Scots royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Coat of arms of King James VI & I painting (1617) by John Anderson in king's birth chamber in royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Date 1566 painted on wall of birth chamber of King James VI & I in royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Painted ceiling of birth chamber of King James VI & I in royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Oak armchair in birth chamber of King James VI & I in royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Replica of embroidery by Mary Queen of Scots made during her exile in England at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Detail of replica of embroidery by Mary Queen of Scots made during her exile in England at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Molded ceiling & coat of arms in Antechamber at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Oak armchair in birth chamber of King James VI & I in royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Replica of embroidery by Mary Queen of Scots made during her exile in England at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Detail of replica of embroidery by Mary Queen of Scots made during her exile in England at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Molded ceiling & coat of arms in Antechamber at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Antechamber ceiling at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Antechamber ceiling thistle detail at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Molded ceiling & coat of arms in Laich Hall at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Fireplace in Laich Hall at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Antechamber ceiling at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Antechamber ceiling thistle detail at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Molded ceiling & coat of arms in Laich Hall at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Fireplace in Laich Hall at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Arms of King James VI & I over fireplace in Laich Hall at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Ceiling candelabra in Laich Hall at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Painted coats of arms in Laich Hall at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Painted coats of arms in Laich Hall at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Arms of King James VI & I over fireplace in Laich Hall at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Ceiling candelabra in Laich Hall at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Painted coats of arms in Laich Hall at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Painted coats of arms in Laich Hall at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Wooden screen room divider in Laich Hall at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Entrance of Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Great Hall built for King James IV at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Hammerbeam roof timbers of Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Wooden screen room divider in Laich Hall at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Entrance of Great Hall (1503-13) at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Great Hall (1503-13) built for King James IV at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Hammerbeam roof timbers of Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Fireplace flanked by suits of armor in Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved walls & armor collection in Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Array of pistols in Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Gothic wood panels in Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Fireplace flanked by suits of armor in Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved walls & armor collection in Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Array of pistols in Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Gothic wood panels in Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Stained glass windows in Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Stained glass windows with various crests in Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Cavalry painting in Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Scottish National War Memorial built after WWI at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Stained glass windows in Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Stained glass windows with various crests in Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Cavalry painting in Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Scottish National War Memorial built after WWI at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Entrance arch at Scottish National War Memorial. Edinburgh, Scotland.Entrance tower at Scottish National War Memorial. Edinburgh, Scotland.Gargoyle & carvings atop Scottish National War Memorial. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved horse at Scottish National War Memorial. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Entrance arch at Scottish National War Memorial. Edinburgh, Scotland.Entrance tower at Scottish National War Memorial. Edinburgh, Scotland.Gargoyle & carvings atop Scottish National War Memorial. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved horse at Scottish National War Memorial. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Carved lion at Scottish National War Memorial. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved RAF wreath at Scottish National War Memorial. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved bull & eagle with snake at Scottish National War Memorial. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved lion & lambs at Scottish National War Memorial. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Carved lion at Scottish National War Memorial. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved RAF wreath at Scottish National War Memorial. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved bull & eagle with snake at Scottish National War Memorial. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved lion & lambs at Scottish National War Memorial. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Exterior of memorial chapel at Scottish National War Memorial. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved angels holding Scottish lion at Scottish National War Memorial. Edinburgh, Scotland.Exterior details of Scottish National War Memorial. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sign of National War Museum of Scotland at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Exterior of memorial chapel at Scottish National War Memorial. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved angels holding Scottish lion at Scottish National War Memorial. Edinburgh, Scotland.Exterior details of Scottish National War Memorial. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sign of National War Museum of Scotland at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
National War Museum of Scotland at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Edinburgh Castle courtyard with heritage buildings & statue of Field Marshal Earl Haig. Edinburgh, Scotland.Museum of Royal Scots Regiment & Royal Regiment of Scotland at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.
National War Museum of Scotland at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland. Edinburgh Castle courtyard with heritage buildings & statue of Field Marshal Earl Haig. Edinburgh, Scotland.Museum of Royal Scots Regiment & Royal Regiment of Scotland at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.

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