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Browse our varied publications, ranging from visitor guides and coffee table books to conservation guidance leaflets and academic reference reports.
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Our books are telling the stories of Scotland. Our aim is to explore ideas and start conversations about the past, present and future of our nation’s history and heritage.
Edinburgh is a city renowned for critical thinking, cutting edge breakthroughs and unique creativity. At the heart of these enlightened ideals lies the University of Edinburgh.
A unique collaboration between Historic Environment Scotland and the University of Glasgow has resulted in this lavishly illustrated book about the University’s architectural history.
Updated 2019 in English and other languages
Visit key locations in the castle and see if you can discover the answers to these questions about the Jacobite Risings
Make your own Mary Queen of Scots statue
Hunt around the castle with our free, fun-filled quiz and discover some of our more unusual stories.