Photos of Edinburgh Castle and Castle Rock
About Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle is the number one visitor attraction in Scotland with over one million visitors every year. It's located at the heart of Scotland's Capital and the views of the City from its battlements are amazing.
A photographic collection of Edinburgh would not be representative without including shots of the Castle. The best views of it are from Calton Hill, the Scott Monument and Salisbury Crags down in Holyrood Park. These classic views are certainly ideal for posters, brochures and guidebooks bit they can get a bit old since they are overdone and overused.
However, Edinburgh Castle needn't be boring. Views of the fortress up on Castle Rock from unusual places can create a fresh perspective. Such unique spots are Blackford Hill, the Dean Gallery of Modern Art, Greyfriars Kirkyard, The Meadows and the Grassmarket.
Great events also make for great photos which is why you cannot go wrong with photographs of Edinburgh Castle taken during the Fireworks Concert, the New Year Fireworks or the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
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Best Edinburgh Castle Photos
Picture of Edinburgh Castle, Old Town buildings and Princes Street Gardens taken from the Scott Monument. REF NUMBER: #3214
View along Princes Street and Princes Street Gardens from the Scott Monument with St Mary's Cathedral and the Caledonian Hotel at the end of Princes Street. REF NUMBER: #3294
Picture of the Ross Fountain in west Princes Street Gardens with Edinburgh Castle rising behind it. REF NUMBER: #3568
Photograph of Edinburgh Castle taken from Blackford Hill near the Royal Observatory. REF NUMBER: #4033
Picture of Edinburgh Castle and west Princes Street Gardens on a lazy April evening. REF NUMBER: #3600
Picture of Princes Street Gardens taken from the Scott Monument with Edinburgh Castle and the National Gallery of Scotland in the far center. REF NUMBER: #3316
Classic Edinburgh Castle view taken from west Princes Street Gardens with the Ross Fountain in the foreground. REF NUMBER: #3585
Picture of Edinburgh Castle, the Festival Hub and the University dome from Salisbury Crags one early august morning. REF NUMBER: #G3458
Picture of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo parade held on the Castle Esplanade each August. (NOTE: Edinburgh Tattoo Tickets and Edinburgh Tattoo Packages (Hotel and Ticket) REF NUMBER: #G5859
Photograph of Edinburgh Castle's south face with the Union flag at half-mast taken from the Grassmarket. REF NUMBER: #G3205
Photograph of the castle, the Tolbooth, the University dome and the spires of St Mary's Cathedral from Edinburgh's Salisbury Crags at dusk. REF NUMBER: #G3919
Photograph of Edinburgh Castle and the Festival Hub at dusk, taken from Holyrood Park. REF NUMBER: #G3426
An unusual picture of Edinburgh Castle taken from Blackford Hill, near the Royal Observatory. REF NUMBER: #G8162
Edinburgh panorama from Salisbury Crags with the Castle and the Festival Hub in the center. REF NUMBER: #G3930
Photo of Edinburgh Castle and the tower of the Balmoral Hotel at dusk, taken from Calton Hill. REF NUMBER: #G3967
Image of Edinburgh Castle and the Festival Hub at dusk, taken from Holyrood Park. REF NUMBER: #G3421
Image of the fortress on Castle Rock seen from Edinburgh's Grassmarket area in the Old Town. REF NUMBER: #G3730
View of Edinburgh Castle and many Old Town landmarks (Tolbooth, Camera Obscura, Ramsay Gardens, etc) with the distinctive Calton Hill cannon in the foreground. REF NUMBER: #G3906
Photograph of the Fireworks Waterfall, part of the Fireworks Concert marking the end of the Edinburgh Festival. REF NUMBER: #G1414
Image of colourful fireworks and a fiery Edinburgh Castle, part of the Fireworks Concert. REF NUMBER: #G1425
More Edinburgh Castle Images
Photo of the fireworks waterfall from Edinburgh Castle, part of the spectacular Fireworks Concert. REF NUMBER: #F0069
View of Edinburgh Castle from the junction between Grassmarket and Candlemaker Row. REF NUMBER: #G3211
Photo of Edinburgh Castle seen from Johnston Terrace with the Union flag at half-mast and the Tattoo stands partially erected on the Esplanade. REF NUMBER: #G3222
Photo of Edinburgh Castle and the National Gallery of Scotland from North Bridge. REF NUMBER: #G3541
Photograph of the Castle and the statue of Allan Ramsay just outside West Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh, with the Floral Clock in the foreground. REF NUMBER: #G3687
Edinburgh Castle and the tower of the Balmoral Hotel at the end of Princes Street from Calton Hill after a stunning sunset. REF NUMBER: #G4010
Picture of the south side of Edinburgh Castle taken from Salisbury Crags at dusk. REF NUMBER: #G3940
View of the Castle and the Balmoral Hotel from Edinburgh's best vantage point, Calton Hill. REF NUMBER: #G3961
Photograph of Edinburgh Castle and the Balmoral from Calton Hill, the city's best vantage point. REF NUMBER: #G3975
These Scottish photographs are taken with a Canon 350D digital camera and are available in all sizes:
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The pixel size of the original images is up to 3456 x 2304 (resolution is up to 8 megapixels).
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The images on this page can be used to produce prints of up to 11.52 inch x 7.68 inch (29 cm x 20 cm) at 300 dpi (A4 paper size) or 17.28 inch x 11.52 inch (44 cm x 29 cm) at 200 dpi (A3 paper size).
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The photos are ideal for use in a tour website and for other commercial uses (such as conference booklets and posters) as well as for private use as large and extra large framed Scottish prints for decorating office spaces or homes, for example.
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