Edinburgh Castle from the air
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aerial photograph of Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Scotland UK. The oldest parts of Edinburgh Castle date to the 12th century, however the site is known to have been occupied at least since the bronze age. Most of the current buildings have been built since the castle was largley destroyed in the "Lang Siege" of 1573. Research has indicated that through its history the castle was beseiged 26 times making it one of the most attacked castles in the world.