This souvenir guide delves into the fascinating history of Edinburgh Castle. For 3,000 years humans have sought safety on the Castle Rock and the Castle itself has witnessed over a millennia of wars and sieges. Now a major visitor attraction and World Heritage Site, Edinburgh castle has become a national icon....
|Title||:||Edinburgh Castle: The Official Souvenir Guide|
|Number of Pages||:||64 Pages|
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Edinburgh Castle: The Official Souvenir Guide Reviews
Laugh at me for rating a souvenir book, but this one is well written and organized. And it's 64 pages. The only suggestion I have is a section where they draw maps that show the changes of the rock over time, so we get a sense of the transformation.
Edinburgh is my favorite city in the whole world. I was lucky enough to visit a few years ago and have been planning to go back ever since. That's one of the reasons I collected the souvenir guidebooks from so many locations I found so interesting - so when I miss the city, I can go back, read the guides, and pretend I'm there again, even for a few minutes. This guidebook is well put together and well written, tons of beautiful photographs, along with detailed descriptions of various locations within the castle walls, and the history of Castle Rock going back 3,000 years. I also greatly appreciated the suggestions for further readings listed in the back.Edinburgh Castle has always been more of a military fortress, and I'm less interested in military campaigns than the castles as royal residences, but there's still a charm about the place. It's certainly breathtaking to see it's powerful and imposing outline commanding your attention as it looms over the city. This guide is a great read that does justice to an amazing part of Scotland's history.
Whilst I was living in England, I was lucky enough to get a four day weekend, which allowed me a chance to do a tour of Scotland, which I was very excited about. On this tour, I stopped in Edinburgh and visited Edinburgh Castle (among many other castles in Scotland). This is the official souvenir guide, and talks through the history of the castle, and the relationship between the Scots and English. Very interesting to see things from a non-English perspective.
Edinburgh is probably my favourite city in the world. And the Edinburgh Castle is a mighty, spooky and interesting. I wish I was there now.
A short history of Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. This would be intersting to anyone who is planning on visiting the castle, has visited the castle, or who just wants to learn more about the castle.