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02 September 2009

1690 – Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh

Architect: Sir William Bruce At the opposite end of the Royal Mile from the Castle, Holyrood Palace is built beside the earlier Holyrood Abbey where Kings of Scotland were crowned. The abbey, the...

02 September 2009

1688 – Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

Architect: James Smith Unusual church designed for a displaced Presbyterian congregation when the Abbey Church of Holyrood was converted into a chapel for the Order of the Thistle. The rear elevations are harled...

02 September 2009

1633 – Tron Kirk, Edinburgh

Architect: John Mylne Midway between the Castle and Holyrood Palace on the Royal Mile, Tron Kirk has been much adapted over the centuries. Originally it was T-shaped in plan, but it was shortened...

02 September 2009

1367 – Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland

The site of the castle was probably first occupied in the Iron Age, although the first documented record comes from the 6th Century. St. Margaret, the wife of Malcolm III, died in the...

02 September 2009

1591 – Canongate Tolbooth, Edinburgh

Once the heart of the Canongate area, the Tolbooth contained a council chamber and jail. The chamber was accessible via the external staircase o the first floor while the jail was beneath it....

02 September 2009

1833 – St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

St Giles’ Cathedral, the High Kirk of Edinburgh, with its distinctive open crown steeple supported by eight flying buttresses mainly dates from the fifteenth century. Between 1829 and 1833 the building was “modernised”...

01 September 2009

1880 – The Trades House, Glasgow

Architect: J. Salmon & Son

01 September 2009

1880 – Church of St. Peter, Plymouth, Devon

Architect: George Fellowes Prynne The Sanctuary was erected to the designs of George Edmund Street. “The building that has been known by this name for some 40 years was originally built for Rev....

01 September 2009

First chance to see pier’s historic gun battery

A battery at Dun Laoghaire’s East Pier is open to the public for the first time. The East Pier Battery is one of only two gun saluting stations in the country, the other...