How long did it take to build a castle in Scotland?
Castle building employed about 3,000 workers (like carpenters, masons, diggers, quarrymen and blacksmiths) under the direction of a master builder (Master James of St. George built the Welsh castles of King Edward I). Castles generally took two to 10 years to build.
How did they build Edinburgh Castle?
In 1103, Edinburgh Castle was built on Castle Rock (which was formed as the result of a volcano erupting several hundred million years previously) that had been both a royal residence and military base for a long time. This makes the Castle over 900 years old.
How many castles in Scotland are still lived in?
The country of Scotland, on the island of Great Britain, is home to more than 1,000 castles.