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Edinburgh Castle, Lang Stairs

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9489 / 55°56'56"N

Longitude: -3.2 / 3°11'59"W

OS Eastings: 325158

OS Northings: 673529

OS Grid: NT251735

Mapcode National: GBR 8MG.9Y

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.TQCT

Entry Name: Edinburgh Castle, Lang Stairs

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395618

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48221

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Circa 1850. Flight of 70 ashlar steps, with curved ashlar-coped rubble retaining walls, iron hand-rails and lamp standard on pier to foot, following line of principal medieval access to summit.

Statement of Interest

The A Group comprises Batteries, Foog's Gate, Gatehouse, Governor's House, Great Hall, Lang Stairs, Military Prison, National War Museum, New Barracks, Old Guardhouse, Palace Block, Portcullis Gate, St Margaret's Chapel, Scottish National War Memorial, Telephone Kiosks, United Services Museum and Vaults, all within Edinburgh Castle, and in the Care of Historic Scotland. The curved rubble wall to W may be the remains of a gatehouse guarding the approach to the summit.

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