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Rosslyn Chapel was founded by Sir William Sinclair, third and last St. Clair Prince of Orkney in 1446. The Chapel remains under control of Sir William’s descendants today. Located in Roslin, a village about 7 miles south of Edinburgh.Took 40 years to build using some of the top stone masons in Europe. Now combines role as a living Episcopalian Church and popular tourist attraction.

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.