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Stands on Castle Rock dominating the city of Edinburgh and is approached across the Esplanade, the site of the annual military tattoo. It houses the crown jewels (Honours) of Scotland, and occupies a special place in Scots history: in 1566 Mary, queen of Scots, gave birth there to Prince James, later King James VI of Scotland (1567) and James I of England (1603).

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