The History of Leith

April 4, 2008

Prestonpans

Prestonpans is a small town to the East of Edinburgh, Scotland, in the unitary council area of East Lothian. It has a population of 7,153 (East Lothian Council Census, 2001). It is the site of the 1745 Battle of Prestonpans, and has a history dating back to the 11th century. The town boasts some impressive examples of historic architecture, such as Preston Tower and the local Mercat Cross, which is the only one of its kind in Scotland which remains in its original form and location. for more click here

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