NO2408 : Pillars of Hercules

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

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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Date Taken
Monday, 19 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 20 February, 2007
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 240 082 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:15.6392N 3:13.6385W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 241 082
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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