The Hill Called Castle Rock

August 30, 2009

Castle Rock is believed to have been settled since the Bronze Age In 658 BC when it was taken by the Angles, king Edwin chose it for the site of his castle. The name Edinburgh is thought to come from of “Edwin’s Burgh” King David 1, transferred the capital of Scotland from Dunfermline to Edinburgh. With the founding of the Abbey of Holyrood in 1128 the town grew along the distance between the Castle and the Monastery. This is now known as the Royal Mile.

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