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One O’clock gun

One O’clock gun

The One O’clock Gun is fired six days a week at precisely 1pm from the castle’s Mills Mount Battery.From 1861 the gun has been fired as audible time signal for shipping in the Firth of Forth. But did you know the Nelson Monument, the telescope-shaped building on Calton Hill provides a visual signal in the form of a risingtime-ball?

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