This most famous of Scottish castles has a complex building history. The oldest part, St Margaret’s Chapel, dates from the 12th century; the Great Hall was erected by James IV around 1510; the Half Moon Battery by the Regent Morton in the late 16th century; and the Scottish National War Memorial after the First World War. Edinburgh Castle features exhibits related to Weapons and War. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: The Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, The National War Museum of Scotland, The Stone of Destiny, The One o’ Clock Gun and Mons Meg.
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