NO2408 : Pillars of Hercules

taken 11 years ago, near to Falkland, Fife, Great Britain

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Pillars of Hercules
Pillars of Hercules
The locality name 'Pillars of Hercules' has been given on maps for a long time now. It possibly might refer to these stones next to the house where it is said they used to rest coffins on the way up to a former burial ground at Kilgour Farm about a mile west of here. But the original Greek mythological Pillars of Hercules were at Gibraltar (the limit of the known world) and a plausible explanation for the name is that a former owner of Falkland estate simply decided that name would be nice to use for the northern 'limit' of his estate.
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NO2408, 12 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 19 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 20 February, 2007
Category
Stone   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 240 082 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:15.6392N 3:13.6385W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 241 082
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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