P R O F I L E
Climb Castlehill to explore this mighty fortress and former royal residence, now a major part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Scotland's crown jewels are among the national treasures on display within the castle walls.
The castle is recorded as receiving a Crimean Cannon and a considerable number of cannon have been acquired for display over the years. The daily one o'clock firing of a gun dates back to 1861 when it allowed ships in the Firth of Forth to set the maritime clocks they needed to navigate the world’s oceans. On the 1 Jul 2015 a bird was lucky to escape with its life after it flew into the path of the One o'clock Gun fired from the top of Edinburgh Castle.
No trace of the Crimean Cannon has come to light in recent years.
Open set times only
Access all Year, Access on Foot, Entry Fee, Part of a larger tourism attraction
THE FEATURES PRESENT
Crimean Cannon Location, past or present