A digital painting, using Andy’s brushes in DAP plus Gimp, of this instantly recognisable fortress perched on an extinct volcano, a powerful national symbol and part of Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site.
Information derived from the official Edinburgh Castle website and original photograph used with the kind permission of the photographer Shelley Cunningham.
ORIGINS OF THE CASTLE
Around 340 million BC
The castle rock is created by volcanic activity.
Around 900 BC
First archaeological evidence for human settlement on the castle.
Around AD 600
First historical reference to Din Eidyn – a fortress on the rock
David I builds a formidable royal castle on the rock.
Angles capture Din Eidyn and rename it Edinburgh