The History of Leith

March 23, 2006

Origins of “Edinburgh”

The origin of the city’s name is understood to come from the Brythonic Din Eidyn (Fort of Eidyn) from the time when it was a Gododdin hillfort. In the 1st century the Romans recorded the Votadini as a British tribe in the area, and about 600 the poem Y Gododdin using the Brythonic form of that name describes warriors feasting “in Eidin’s great hall”.for more click here

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