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A pictur o Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh Castle is a castle in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is biggit on a hill in the Edinburrie ceety centre.[1] It is 1,100 year auld an wis said tae hae bin 'the most beseiged' place in Great Britain.[2] It is whaur the Kings o Scots, like David I, Malcolm IV an ithers haed bided.[3] It wis gien tae the Inglis in a treaty bi William the Lion, bit returnt tae him, as a tocher.[4] In 1296 it was taen in war by Inglis king Edward I.[5] On 14 Mairch 1314, it was taen back bi the Scots, an this wis telt anent in the The Brus.[6] with the fechtin in the Jacobite risins bein the last time there wis battle at the castle.[7]

The castle esplanade hauds an annual militar tattoo, wi bagpipes an militar mairches an ither displays o skeels. It wis named in 2018, as 'the greatest show on earth' (in Inglis) wi 100 - 300 million fowk seein it on TV.[8]


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  1. "Edinburgh Castle/Caisteal Dhùn Èideann SM90130". portal.historicenvironment.scot (in Inglis). Historic Environment Scotland. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  2. Caldwell, David H. (2014). ""Besieged"". Historic Scotland Magazine: 20–24.
  3. MacIvor, Iain (1993). Edinburgh Castle (in Inglis). London: B.T. Batsford. ISBN 0-7134-7295-2. OCLC 29520071.
  4. Salter, Mike (1994). The castles of Lothian and the borders : a guide to castles and castellated houses from the 12th century to the early 17th century in the counties of East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian, Berwick, Peebles, Roxburgh, and Selkirk (in Inglis). Malvern, Worcs: Folly Publications. ISBN 1-871731-20-8. OCLC 35574481.
  5. Tabraham, C. J. (1997). Scotland's castles (in Inglis). Historic Scotland. London: B.T. Batsford. ISBN 0-7134-8147-1. OCLC 37656382.
  6. Douglas, A.A.H (1964). The Bruce, William Maclennan, Glasgow 1964, pp.249–254 (in Inglis). Glasgow: William Maclennan. pp. 249–254.
  7. "EDINBURGH CASTLE, BATTERIES, INCLUDING ARGYLE, DURY'S, FOREWALL, HALF-MOON, AND WESTERN DEFENCES (LB28010)". portal.historicenvironment.scot (in Inglis). Retrieved 17 Januar 2022.
  8. "Everything you need to know about the 2018 Edinburgh Tattoo". www.scotsman.com (in Inglis). Retrieved 17 Januar 2022.

Coordinates: 55°56′55″N 3°12′03″W / 55.9487°N 3.20073°W / 55.9487; -3.20073