Thursday, 2 October 2008

Royal Mile 20 - Canongate Tolbooth

We leave Chessel's Court and continue to wander down the Royal Mile. Soon you'll see this incredible building on the other side of the road. The Canongate Tolbooth was built in 1591 and served as toll house, council house, courtroom and prison. The 17th century clock face has since been replaced by this one, dated 1820. The Tolbooth now houses a museum called The People's Story.


Hope said...

I just love this photo...especially the clock! Also...the tour is wonderful!

Wayne said...

More incredible than this? Can't wait.

Belgrade Daily Photo said...

Thanks for the tour, lovely building, lovely photo! :)