Close up Detail of Historic Buildings in the Grassmarket With View of Edinburgh Castle Towering Above with a Blue Sky #2. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Contributor:John Insull / Alamy Stock Photo
File size:57.1 MB (4.5 MB Compressed download)
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Dimensions:5472 x 3648 px | 46.3 x 30.9 cm | 18.2 x 12.2 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:17 September 2019
Location:Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Edinburgh Castle is a World Famous and iconic destination. There has been a castle here since the Iron Age. In its history it has changed hands many times. Its defences have been adapted over hundreds of years and it is the most besieged castle in the British Isles. As well as a military stronghold it was also a prison between 1757 and 1814, housing prisoners from the American War of Independence and Napoleonic Wars. The area now known as the Grassmarket was once a settlement in its own right called New Bygging. It was outside the city wall and hosted regular markets. Following the Battle of Flodden in 1513 it was taken in behind the second defensive wall. It continued to be a market area but also the site of the city’s executions. Today's visitors will find a good selection of bars and restaurants here.