Saturday, June 2, 2012

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is a fortress which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, from its position atop the volcanic Castle Rock. It has been a stronghold for over 3000 years.
The site of Edinburgh Castle was occupied as early as 900BC. By the time the Romans made their brief visits to Scotland in AD80 and AD139 it was an important fort

Edinburgh Castle started to develop into a royal fortress during the reign of David I from 1124 to 1153. From the 15th century the castle's residential role declined, and by the 17th century its principal role was as a military base with a large garrison.

Nowadays Edinburgh Castle is one of Scotland's top tourist attractions.

From a set of stamps about Britain’s best loved comics: The Dandy. Selling more than 2million copies per week in the early 1950s.


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