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Sunday, 16 March 2008

Best Scottish Tolbooth

The Canongate Tolbooth, on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, was built in 1591, it was here that the tolls or public dues were collected. It also served as the council house, courtroom and prison for the Canongate. Although most of the prisoners were transferred to a newly built jail on Calton Hill. The large clock face is dated 1820 and replaced an earlier clock from the 17th Century.

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