"ONE O'CLOCK GUN" One O'Clock Gun - Edinburgh Castle Tip by susancallus

  The gunner checking the time
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  • The gunner checking the time - Edinburgh
      The gunner checking the time
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  • after the 1o'clock shot - Edinburgh
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When you're visiting Edinburgh Castle make sure that you won't miss the One O'Clock Gun! This is the firing of a gun from the battlements of Edinburgh Castle at 1pm from Monday to Saturday. It's purpose was to give accurate time check to the ships in Leith Harbour (two miles away). Now it had become a tourist attraction. So be prepared at least 15 minutes before it starts on the right place to watch the district gunner prepare his parade in firing the gun! :)

Address: Edinburgh Castle

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  • Written Jun 24, 2006
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