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Royal Palace Edinburgh Castle

Photograph Royal Palace Edinburgh Scotland

Photograph Royal Palace Edinburgh Scotland

The Royal Palace od Edinburgh Castle comprises the former royal apartments, which were the residence of the later Stewart monarchs. It was begun in the mid 15th century, during the reign of James IV, and it originally communicated with David's Tower. The building was extensively remodelled for the visit of James VI to the castle in 1617, when state apartments for the king and queen were built. On the ground floor is the King's Dining Room, and upstairs is a small room, known as the Birth Chamber or Mary Room, where James VI was born to Mary, Queen of Scots 1566. Also on the first floor is the vaulted Crown Room, built in 1615 to house the Honours of Scotland: the crown, the sceptre and the sword of state. The Stone of Scone, upon which the monarchs of Scotland were traditionally crowned, is also kept in the Crown Room.

 

Edinburgh Castle is one of Scotland's most awe-inspiring and striking landmarks. A site of human habitation since the 9th century BC, it has a rich and varied history and has been a crucial strategic military site for thousands of years. Tales of Edinburgh Castle (Luath Storyteller) (Luath Storyteller Series).

In Edinburgh Castle, Scotland's Haunted Fortress, readers will explore this awesome structure that has stood for more than 2,000 years. Children will meet the Earl of Moray, who scaled the castle's walls to stage a daring commando raid in 1314. They'll also read about the many ghosts that are said to haunt the castle, and discover Scotland's revered treasures, the Stone of Destiny and the Crown Jewels. Edinburgh Castle: Scotland's Haunted Fortress (Castles, Palaces & Tombs).

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