Edinburgh One O’Clock Gun

Where: Edinburgh Castle - on the East face
When: Daily except Sundays, Good Friday and Christmas Day
Time: 1pm precisely


One o'clock

At one o’clock precisely every day except Sundays, a 20-pound howitzer is fired at Edinburgh Castle – you can set your watch by it. Originally it was used as an aid to shipping so that chonometers could be accurately regulated and the custom continues as a tourist attraction even though navigators now have accurate timepieces.

Helpful Hints

There’s a display about it next to the gun. Admission fees apply (see website link).

Click here for the website: http://www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk/index/tour/highlights/highlights-one-oclock-gun.htm

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