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Browse our varied publications, ranging from visitor guides and coffee table books to conservation guidance leaflets and academic reference reports.
To find and download historic research publications – Search Canmore
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
Edinburgh Castle Research
Research Investigating into the origins of names within Edinburgh Castle.
The development of Edinburgh Castle as a visitor attraction
This INFORM guide provides an overview of the types of biological growths that are commonly found on Scottish building and historic structures, and gives advice on their monitoring and management.
A publication for teachers investigating abbeys and priories in Scotland.
A resource that looks at the rise and fall of castles built between the 12th and 16th centuries.
A resource for teachers planning a trip to Edinburgh Castle
A resource for teachers planning to visit Elgin Cathedral.
A resource for teachers planning a visit to Fort George.
A resource focusing on the built environment the heritage that is literally on your doorstep.
Introductory Designations Report 2018
This report is to inform the designations review of over 300 buildings in Scotland which are thatched or are recorded as having had been thatched. 236 of these buildings are currently listed (2018).
Hunt around the castle with our free, fun-filled quiz and discover some of our more unusual stories.