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The Portugese Cannon

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Calton Hill | Neben dem Nelson Denkmal, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Cannon on Calton

Never realised the well travelled history of this cannon until after I got home and did some... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
Torkm68
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Pitmedden, United Kingdom
Well travelled cannon

This is a well travelled and historical cannon. The Royal Arms of Spain is in cast relief on top of... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
nellielim
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 Jan 2018
“Cannon on Calton”
24 Jun 2017
“Well travelled cannon”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Calton Hill | Neben dem Nelson Denkmal, Edinburgh, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Never realised the well travelled history of this cannon until after I got home and did some research

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Reviewed 24 June 2017

This is a well travelled and historical cannon. The Royal Arms of Spain is in cast relief on top of the barrel. The cannon was transported to the Portuguese colonies in South-East Asia sometime before 1785. There is an inscription along side of arms thought...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2017

When you see this it doesn't even look like a real cannon, it looks like a sculpture but then you examine the detail, read the history and suddenly the cannon is really cool. In the 15th century this cannon was forged by the Spanish armies...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

A short distance away from the Nelson Monument is the Portugese Cannon, which we spotted today just shortly before our descent from Calton Hill. Yes, at first glance, and without knowing much of the history about it, it is just a cannon, but if you...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

OK, so it's only a Cannon, usually see them all over the place, it's Portuguese, the other two reviewers here gave it an average rating, don't think they would if they had to capture it off the Portuguese army in Burma back in the day,...More

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