The Tolbooth at the Canongate by Tom Gomez

The Tolbooth at the Canongate by 

An Historic Scotland Category A Listed Building

Built in 1591, the Canongate Tolbooth was the administrative focus, the tax-collection point, the council chamber, the court and the jail for the burgh of Canongate.

When the Tolbooth was built, the Canongate was a separate burgh in its own right to the east of Edinburgh, Scotland, but is now an Edinburgh suburb located near the bottom of the Royal Mile.

The Tolbooth Tavern has occupied part of the old Tolbooth since 1820. It is a great pub, well worth a visit and you may even bump into it’s resident ghost.

A distinctive clock, dating from 1884, juts out from the side of the tower to overhang the street. A major restoration of c.1875 combined the attic and first floor to create a space now occupied by the People’s Story Museum.

Next to the Tolbooth Tavern, directly under the clock at street level is Old Tolbooth Wynd.

The Canongate Tolbooth is an Historic Scotland Category A Listed Building (HB Number 27582).

The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM


Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

Related shots can be found at: Edinburgh or you can look at all my HDR shots.

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  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 2 years ago

    Wid nae be a shot taken on a bubble meet by any chance?
    Another belter Tom :o)

  • Hehe, well spotted mate, this one is from our great weekend out in March 2011. I think you may have been behind me when I took the shot …

    – Tom Gomez

  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago

    Wonderful piece of work Tom

  • Cheers my friend, this one is from the March 2011 Bubble-Meet …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 2 years ago

    fine image great work Tom

  • Thank you so much Tina …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 2 years ago

    wonderful capture!

  • Thank you kindly Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 2 years ago

    Superb shot mate, great building.

  • Thank you Colin, always appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroover 2 years ago

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallover 2 years ago

    A very striking building. Love the clock.

  • Thank you so much Lilian …

    – Tom Gomez

  • biddumy
    biddumyover 2 years ago

    Just gorgeous Tom!!!

  • Thank you kindly Evelyn …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessover 2 years ago

    Wonderful building, Tom, and a great shot. As ever, your tonemapping is outstanding.x

  • Thank you Agnes, very kind …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyover 2 years ago

    Nice one Tom

  • Thank you kindly Tim …

    – Tom Gomez

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