Engraving from Old & New Edinburgh - published 1890

Edinburgh Castle

Mons Meg


Edinburgh Castle - Mons Meg

View over Edinburgh from beside Mons Meg on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle

Engraving in 'Old & New Edinburgh -  Mons Meg at Edinburgh Castle

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Edinburgh Castle  -  Mons Meg

Mons Meg is a cannon, forged in 1476 at Mons in France.  At the time, it was one of the largest cannons in the world.  It was capable of firing a cannon ball almost two miles.  It was used in battle until 1682.  After remaining in London for many years, it was returned to Edinburgh Castle in 1829, following a campaign by Sir Walter Scott.    [EOPPC]

Here, Mons Meg can be seen on the castle ramparts, facing to the North towards Edinburgh New Town.

This view looks down from Mons Meg towards (on the left side of the picture, bottom to top) the National Galleries, the Scott Monument, Waverley gardens and Calton Hill with its monuments.  In the distance are the Firth of Forth and the county of Fife.



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Edinburgh Old Town

The Royal Mile

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh New Town

Distant Views of Edinburgh

Around Edinburgh - North + East

Around Edinburgh - West + South





 Mons Meg