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Edinburgh Castle Names

Edinburgh Castle Research

Front cover of Edinburgh Castle Research, Names

The names of the various spaces and structures within the castle can shed light on its history and development. 

This paper explores the origin of those names and their historic background.

  • Audiences:

    Members, Researchers, Educators, Visitors, Conservation and Heritage Enthusiasts
  • Date Published:

    05 August 2019
  • Publisher:

    Historic Environment Scotland
  • Publication Types:

    Edinburgh Castle Research Reports
  • School Themes:

    Events, Places, People, Sites
  • Author(s):

    Dennis Gallagher

    Dennis Gallagher took his postgraduate degree in Anglo-Saxon studies at Durham and has since specialised in the archaeology of standing buildings, using structural analysis, architectural history, documentation and artefactual evidence to interpret them as living and ceremonial spaces. His published work with Historic Environment Scotland includes Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle and Fort George.
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  • Subjects:

    Archaeology, History, Scotland, British and Irish History