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Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle
I have wanted to create a video map of the magnificent Edinburgh Castle for years but have never been able to find a decent video of the castle. Now along come six videos all at once. All six of the videos are actually part of the same programme by Jonathan Mears on the castle, which he shot as part of his Abroad in Britain series. Which is good news for those, like me, who love this building.

Edinburgh Castle is an ancient stronghold which dominates the sky-line of the city of Edinburgh from its position atop Castle Rock. It is Scotland's second most visited tourist attraction. Human habitation of the site is dated back as far as the 9th century BC. As it stands today though, few of the castle's structures pre-date the Lang Siege of the 16th century, with the notable exception of St Margaret's Chapel, the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh, which dates from the early 12th century.

View a video of Edinburgh Castle on Google Maps

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