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Today, we toured the key sites of Edinburgh, Scotland taking in the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Scottish Parliament, Palace of Holyroodhouse, New Town and Royal High School.

Today, we visited key sites in Edinburgh including the castle, Royal Mile, Scottish Parliament, New Town, Scott Monument and Grassmarket culminating in an evening attendance at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

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.