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Inchkeith in the Firth of Forth, and the Bell Rock

Inchkeith in the Firth of Forth, and the Bell Rock

From the Calton Hill, Edinburgh, the lighthouse on Inchkeith (bottom), rising 220 feet above the waters of the Forth, is easily discernible. It was built in 1803, mainly to guide vessels making Leith Roads past the dangerous Ox Scaur; since then the latter has been provided with a light of its own. The Bell Rock (top) is the most famous lighthouse in Scotland, alike in legend and history. More than three years' work went to its making and on the very night when the light at last shone out (Feb. 1st, 1811) it was nearly overwhelmed by storm.

Other pictures from The Coastwise Lights of Britain


Beacons of the Bass Rock and the Isle of May

Grace Darling's boat: Longstone and Flamborough Lights

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