Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

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    Edinburgh from the castle
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    CASTLE ROCK: This is where...

    by Sharrie Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: CASTLE ROCK: This is where Edinburgh began. Small settlement were reported to be built on the eastern side of the fortified rock. In fact, there were archaelogical evidence of human habitation as far back as the Bronze Age, about 1000 BC!

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    Visit Scotland's famous...

    by Kallista Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit Scotland's famous landmark … Edinburgh Castle. The castle looks impregnable … and it seems to dominate the city centre. My friends and I, armed with a map, explored very crook and cranny of the castle, leaving no stone unturned …
    We took most of the morning and a little of the afternoon, guiding ourselves to the upper levels to await the firing of the one o'clock gun from the ramparts of the castle. Booooooomm …. making everyone who was unprepared jumped out of their skin!

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    by Krystynn Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Fondest memory: If you weren't present during the emotional crowning of Robert the Bruce, don't despair! C'mon over to Edinburgh Castle and you'd relive the days of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce again....

    Sorry, but my REAL hero is actually William Wallace. However he died prematurely and couldn't taste the FREEDOM that he craved so much for Scotland. It was Robert the Bruce who finally became the first King of Scotland. I'll share more Scottish history with you later.... Come back again soon.

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    Edinburgh Castle

    by LarsLous Updated Sep 8, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Edinburgh castle is a place not to miss! So many years ago, there were kings and knights, guns and canons, executions and big, big, celebrations...
    Edinburgh realy is breathing history. And the caste is one of many remains from the time even before the british empire, when nobody was even thinking about Amerika.

    Fondest memory: I miss the view up the hill, where the castle dominates the town.

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  • The Edinburgh castle is...

    by scooter3 Updated Sep 2, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The Edinburgh castle is amazing... When I first arrived into Edinburgh, I was amazed at the grandness of the castle, which is directly in the center of Edinburgh... The city is amazingly clean and the park right below the castle has quite an interesting story to it as well.. It used to be filled with water and this is where many tortures/killings would take place and where basically all of the trash/sewage would be put... It ended up smelling so bad, that they finally drained it out and it is now a beautiful park, but it is interesting to know what used to be where you were walking many years ago...

    Fondest memory: The city of Edinburgh has much history to it.. If you go to the Camera Obscure tower, you can get a great view of all of Edinburgh... Notice the chimneys around.. Apparently Edinburgh was famous for its smoggy smoky air, but now the city is absolutely beautiful....

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    Your first must see place...

    by theskydancer Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Your first must see place should be Edinburgh Castle. I have no doubts that it will be, since it stands perched high on a rock in the middle of the city. It's so beautiful inside, and there is so much, that it really takes hours to visit it all. I nearly spent the entire day there - the coffee shop kept me going.

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    A visit to the Castle is a...

    by RAnthony Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: A visit to the Castle is a must but not as interesting as the town itself. Had a great time just wondering around looking through a lot of back allies and open doors.

    Fondest memory: The light: great light in the morning and very low in the sky. This is the farthest north I've been and to see the sun transverse the sky at such a low azimuth was really a thrill.

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    Edinburgh Castle

    by JUNLI Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing:
    Edinburgh Castle


    Fondest memory:
    The guards are all in kilts. Believe me, they are really cool!!

    Get more pictures and info in my Edinburgh Castle Travelogue.

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    Visit Edinburgh Castle. Click...

    by Geoff_Wright Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit Edinburgh Castle. Click here to see Edinburgh Castle Travelogue

    Also pay a visit to Inverness. Click here to see my Inverness Travelogue

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    Visit the castle and see the...

    by Kodi01 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit the castle and see the Queens Crown Jewels. I met Deacon Brodie who took a fancy towards me. hehehe
    He was going to tell me his tales and unfortunately nobody had the same sense of humor as we did. :)

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    Edinburgh Castle dominates the...

    by pastaayd Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Edinburgh Castle dominates the city centre, sitting astride the core of an extinct volcano, its three sides scoured almost vertical by glacial action. Although the castle looks impregnable, it often changed hands between the Scots and English throughout the centuries. By the mid-18th century, however, the castle looked much as it does today. Partly in thanks to Sir Walter Scott, in the 19th century it began to recover its importance as a Scottish symbol.

    Visitors enter from the Esplanade, a parade ground where the changing of the guard occurs on the hour. Sites within the castle proper include Mills Mount Battery, where a gun salute takes place on weekdays; St Margaret's Chapel, the oldest building in Edinburgh; the Palace, built between the 15th and 16th centuries; and the Scottish United Services Museum, which houses displays on the history of Scottish regiments. The castle is overrun with tourists, and although the views are great, you may decide it's more impressive from the outside looking in.

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    While visiting Edinburgh...

    by pipster Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: While visiting Edinburgh Castle make sure you visit all the buildings open to the public..this charming little chapel was gorgeous with its original stained glass and many religious relics. Just could not pass up the opportunity to take this photo of the guide ..I believe he was wearing a kilt!

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    Edinburgh Castle is a must see...

    by jgemini65 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Edinburgh Castle is a must see in this historic city! Just to say you stood on this 1000 year old structure is worth the visit!

    Fondest memory: This is the small castle chapel located on the grounds! A very colorful guard awaits your arrival!

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    The Edinburgh castle is...

    by husain Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The Edinburgh castle is definately worth your while, one of the best castles i have visited. Home to the Scottish Crown Jewels, the edinburgh castle overlooks the City and dates from the 12th Century...i loved it. i had limited time and i thought i will be out of there in a couple of hours, but i ended up spending almost 4....however, during summer there can be pretty large crowds, if u are expecting a non-touristy feel to it.

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    Visit Edinburgh castle!Lots...

    by Vanislander Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit Edinburgh castle!
    Lots of history at a fair price, and the views are the best in Edinburgh, and getting to see the sword, sceptor, and crown of the kings of Scotland.
    DO NOT visit when it opens at 10:00am! There was 8 tourbuses full of people so it was a huge line. Waiting until 10:30 you would just be seeing the buses getting ready to leave, and have an hour before the next tour showed up.

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