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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
Edinburgh Castle Research
Research Investigating into the origins of names within Edinburgh Castle.
Updating the Scholarship
A research report that considers recent scholarship on the Stone of Destiny and attempts to identify and address gaps in our understanding of the significance.
The development of Edinburgh Castle as a visitor attraction
Research report on the castle’s role as a gun house.
Research investigating the early source material relating to Edinburgh Castle
Research investigating the early source material relating to Edinburgh Castle.
New research into tournaments held in Edinburgh
New research into Mary Queen of Scots belonging’s in Edinburgh Castle and their significance
All known occasions when Edinburgh Castle was besieged and attempts were made, successful or not, to take possession of her by stealth or force.