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.
A resource for teachers planning a trip to Edinburgh Castle
Explore our castle, as this fun fact-finding mission helps you discover the stories of its people, places and pets
HES Statements of Significance outline the history and development of Scotland's Properties in Care. This document highlights the key features that makes Edinburgh Castle special.
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.
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.
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
Research report on the castle’s role as a gun house.
The development of Edinburgh Castle as a visitor attraction