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
Edinburgh Castle panorama from Scott Monument5 star picPicture of Edinburgh Castle, Old Town buildings and Princes Street Gardens taken from the Scott Monument. REF NUMBER: #3214
Edinburgh Castle panorama from Scott Monument5 star picView 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
Edinburgh Castle and Ross Fountain5 star picPicture of the Ross Fountain in west Princes Street Gardens with Edinburgh Castle rising behind it. REF NUMBER: #3568
Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens5 star picView looking along west Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle. REF NUMBER: #4101
Edinburgh Castle from Blackford Hill5 star picPhotograph of Edinburgh Castle taken from Blackford Hill near the Royal Observatory. REF NUMBER: #4033
Edinburgh Castle5 star picPicture of Edinburgh Castle and west Princes Street Gardens on a lazy April evening. REF NUMBER: #3600
Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens5 star picPicture 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
Edinburgh Castle and Ross Fountain5 star picClassic Edinburgh Castle view taken from west Princes Street Gardens with the Ross Fountain in the foreground. REF NUMBER: #3585
Edinburgh Castle from Salisbury Crags at sunrise5 star picPicture of Edinburgh Castle, the Festival Hub and the University dome from Salisbury Crags one early august morning. REF NUMBER: #G3458
Edinburgh Military Tattoo from Castle Esplanade5 star picPicture 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
Edinburgh Castle from Grassmarket5 star picPhotograph of Edinburgh Castle's south face with the Union flag at half-mast taken from the Grassmarket. REF NUMBER: #G3205
Edinburgh Castle from Salisbury Crags at sunset5 star picPhotograph 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
Edinburgh Castle from Holyrood Park at dusk5 star picPhotograph of Edinburgh Castle and the Festival Hub at dusk, taken from Holyrood Park. REF NUMBER: #G3426
Edinburgh Castle from Blackford Hill5 star picAn unusual picture of Edinburgh Castle taken from Blackford Hill, near the Royal Observatory. REF NUMBER: #G8162
Edinburgh Castle from Salisbury Crags at sunset5 star picEdinburgh panorama from Salisbury Crags with the Castle and the Festival Hub in the center. REF NUMBER: #G3930
Edinburgh Castle and Balmoral from Calton Hill at dusk5 star picPhoto of Edinburgh Castle and the tower of the Balmoral Hotel at dusk, taken from Calton Hill. REF NUMBER: #G3967
Edinburgh Castle from Holyrood Park at dusk5 star picImage of Edinburgh Castle and the Festival Hub at dusk, taken from Holyrood Park. REF NUMBER: #G3421
Edinburgh Castle from Grassmarket5 star picImage of the fortress on Castle Rock seen from Edinburgh's Grassmarket area in the Old Town. REF NUMBER: #G3730
Edinburgh Castle and Old Town landmarks at dusk5 star picView 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
Fireworks Concert from Castle, Edinburgh5 star picPicture of the Fireworks Concert, taken from Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh. REF NUMBER: #G1399
Fireworks Concert from Castle, Edinburgh5 star picPhotograph of the Fireworks Waterfall, part of the Fireworks Concert marking the end of the Edinburgh Festival. REF NUMBER: #G1414
Fireworks Concert from Castle, Edinburgh5 star picImage of colourful fireworks and a fiery Edinburgh Castle, part of the Fireworks Concert. REF NUMBER: #G1425
More Edinburgh Castle Images
Edinburgh Castle panorama from Scott MonumentPhoto of Edinburgh Castle and the National Gallery taken from the Scott Monument. REF NUMBER: #3217
Edinburgh Castle and Balmoral from Calton Hill at duskPhotograph of Edinburgh Castle and the Balmoral Hotel from Calton Hill. REF NUMBER: #F0029
Edinburgh Castle during the Fireworks Concert from Calton HillPhoto of the fireworks waterfall from Edinburgh Castle, part of the spectacular Fireworks Concert. REF NUMBER: #F0069
Edinburgh Castle from GrassmarketImage of the south side of Edinburgh Castle seen from the Grassmarket. REF NUMBER: #G3197
Edinburgh Castle from GrassmarketView of Edinburgh Castle from the junction between Grassmarket and Candlemaker Row. REF NUMBER: #G3211
Edinburgh Castle from Johnston TerracePhoto 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
National Gallery and Edinburgh Castle from North BridgeView of Edinburgh Castle and the National Gallery of Scotland from North Bridge. REF NUMBER: #G3535
National Gallery and Edinburgh Castle from North BridgePhoto of Edinburgh Castle and the National Gallery of Scotland from North Bridge. REF NUMBER: #G3541
Allan Ramsay statue and Edinburgh CastlePhotograph 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 Balmoral Hotel from Calton HillNighttime picture of the castle in Edinburgh and the Balmoral Hotel. REF NUMBER: #G4008
Edinburgh Castle and Balmoral Hotel from Calton HillEdinburgh Castle and the tower of the Balmoral Hotel at the end of Princes Street from Calton Hill after a stunning sunset. REF NUMBER: #G4010
Edinburgh Castle from Salisbury Crags at duskPicture of the south side of Edinburgh Castle taken from Salisbury Crags at dusk. REF NUMBER: #G3940
Edinburgh Castle and Balmoral Hotel from Calton HillView of the Castle and the Balmoral Hotel from Edinburgh's best vantage point, Calton Hill. REF NUMBER: #G3961
Edinburgh Castle and Balmoral Hotel from Calton HillPhotograph of Edinburgh Castle and the Balmoral from Calton Hill, the city's best vantage point. REF NUMBER: #G3975
Edinburgh Castle from Old Town's GrassmarketPhotograph of Edinburgh Castle rising above the medieval buildings of the Grassmarket. REF NUMBER: #G5300

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These Scottish photographs are taken with a Canon 350D digital camera and are available in all sizes:

The pixel size of the original images is up to 3456 x 2304 (resolution is up to 8 megapixels).

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