NT2573 : Edinburgh Castle Gatehouse

taken 6 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Edinburgh Castle Gatehouse
Edinburgh Castle Gatehouse
The Gatehouse, built in the mock-mediaeval 'Scottish baronial' style and dating from 1887-88, is a late-Victorian attempt to make the Castle entrance look more imposing. Above is the Scottish royal symbol of the lion rampant and the Stewart motto "Nemo me impune lacessit" - "No-one who harms me remains unpunished". While foreigners may have got the message, any student of Scottish history will readily concede that it was lost on many of the monarchy's home-grown subjects.

"There hes beine in this kingdome of Scotland ane hundereth and fyve kynges, of quhilk there was slaine fyftye sex." -- Robert Birrel' diary (after the murder at Kirk o' Field in 1567)

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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 November, 2011   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 4 December, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2524 7348 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.9110N 3:11.9207W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2525 7348
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