Photos of Edinburgh, Scotland's Capital City

About Edinburgh

Also known as the Athens of the North, Edinburgh is without a doubt one of the most beautiful Capital Cities in Europe. Its unique skyline and distinctive landmarks can be admired from any of the many high vantage points scattered throughout the city.

To be truly representative, a collection Edinburgh photographs should include views of Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town which is why I always recommend photos taken from Calton Hill, Salisbury Crags and the Scott Monument for posters, brochures, guidebooks, calendars and the like. The views from these three magnificent vantage points are unparalleled anywhere else in Edinburgh.

But these tourist hot-spots can be somewhat of a cliché. For a fresh, unusual perspective of Edinburgh I would recommend using images of the Scottish Parliament building down in Holyrood, of the Docks area in Leith or of the New Town.

The layout of Edinburgh City Centre makes photographing difficult due to awkward lighting during the day and throughout the year which is why really good photos of Edinburgh are relatively few.

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Edinburgh Castle and Ross FountainEdinburgh Castle Pictures of the Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland's number one attraction.
Calton Hill panorama of Edinburgh City Centre and CastleCalton Hill Photos from Calton Hill, the absolute best vantage point in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street, EdinburghPrinces Street and Gardens Photographs of Edinburgh's main shopping street, Princes Street and its adjacent gardens.
Salisbury Crags and City Centre, EdinburghHolyrood Park, Palace and Parliament Images of the Holyrood area at the foot of the Royal Mile which includes the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Scottish Parliament building and Salisbury Crags.
Edinburgh Old Town panorama from Princes StreetOld Town Photos of the medieval Old Town of Edinburgh with its many landmarks and attractions.
Georgian townhouses, New Town of EdinburghNew Town Pictures of the architecturally-impressive New Town of Edinburgh.
The Shore, Leith Docks, EdinburghLeith Views of the picturesque Leith docks area in the North area of Edinburgh.

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