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The One o’Clock Gun at Edinburgh Castle dates back 157 years when it was set up as an aid to navigation for ships using the ports of Leith and Firth of Forth over two miles away. The only alternative at the time was the Calton Hill Time Ball which was often obscured by adverse weather or being out of line of sight.Thus, an audible signal offered advantages. 

Today, we visited Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, with emphasis on castle, Royal Mile, Old Parliament, St Giles’ Cathedral and Calton Hill.



National Monument, Calton Hill, Edinburgh.

This evening, I am posting information on the National Monument on Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland. This forms part of the important skyline featuring classically inspired architecture which was designed to form the ‘Athens of the North’.

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