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|St Giles' Cathedral is the historic City Church of Edinburgh with its famed crown spire on the Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, it is Presbyterianism's Mother Church and contains the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle.|
|Founded as a monastery in 1128, the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh is The Queen's official residence in Scotland. Situated at the end of the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyroodhouse is closely associated with Scotland's turbulent past, including Mary, Queen of Scots, who lived here between 1561 and 1567. Successive kings and queens have made the Palace of Holyroodhouse the premier royal re...||01/01/2007||1,058|
|This is a lightning jet on display at the now closed down Edinburgh HQ of BAE Systems in Edinburgh. It is on a pedestal on South Gyle Broadway.||08/18/2005||371|
|Aircraft approaching the runway at Edinburgh Airport (UK) "straight ahead". River Forth road & rail bridges to the "left" and Edinburgh city "ahead to the right".||09/07/2005||568|
|The Royal Caledonian Curling Club (RCCC) is the mother club of the sport of curling, and the governing body of the sport in Scotland. The RCCC was founded on 25 July 1838 in Edinburgh, and granted its royal charter by Queen Victoria in 1843, after she had witnessed a demonstration of the sport played on the polished ballroom floor of Scone Palace the previous year. (Source: Wikipedia)||02/27/2006||445|
|This is where the Penguins live in Edinburgh Zoo.||10/28/2005||737|
|RAF Macmerry is a former Royal Air Force station located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) west of Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland and 11.4 miles (18.3 km) east of Edinburgh, Inverness-shire.|
It has also been called RNAS Macmerry (when used by the Royal Navy) and un-officially RAF Tranent and RAF Penston during its life.
|This is an old map of central Edinburgh in 1870. Ive tried very hard to line it up as accurately as possible, I think its pretty straight, but how accurate were cartographers 136 years ago.||02/22/2006||838|
|This landscape art is in the grounds of the modern art gallery in Edinburgh. It was created by Charles Jencks.||01/03/2007||362|
|The former yacht of Queen Elizabeth II, now a museum docked in Leith, near Edinburgh. Well worth a visit Official site: http://www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/||12/29/2006||478|
|The Usher Hall in Edinburgh was built in 1896. It seats 2,900 and is a popular concert venue.||01/03/2007||465|
|Fired from the castle at 13.00 every day (except Sunday)this gun lets the people of Edinburgh know when its time for a sandwich. If you are on Princes St (the shopping street below the castle)when it fires, you will notice many people checking their watch, just to make sure it's on time.|
The gun is a L118 Light Gun.