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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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Edinburgh Castle Research
Research Investigating into the origins of names within Edinburgh Castle.
Information for people interested in holding their special day at Scotland's most famous landmark.
Experience the Defender of the Nation's 3,000 year history with this short visitor leaflet.
Available in various languages
Read this official souvenir guide to learn about the important events and characters from this tourist attraction’s past.
Explore Scotland’s most famous castle – home to kings and queens, the site of historic battles, and probably the best-known place in Scotland.
Research report on the castle’s role as a gun house.
The development of Edinburgh Castle as a visitor attraction
Research investigating the early source material relating to Edinburgh Castle.
New research into tournaments held in Edinburgh
Research investigating the early source material relating to Edinburgh Castle
All known occasions when Edinburgh Castle was besieged and attempts were made, successful or not, to take possession of her by stealth or force.
Archaeology and Research at Edinburgh Castle
This is the detailed history of a great castle – a reflection of its colourful and complex story, through its buildings and the lives of its occupants.