This book tells the long story of man's presence on the Castle Rock from its beginnings in the Bronze Age, through the Rock's great eminence as a fortress, royal palace, treasury and arsenal, up to the late 20th century when Edinburgh Castle has become one of the most visited places in Scotland.
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