Photos of Edinburgh Old Town

About Edinburgh Old Town

The Old Town part of Edinburgh is one of the most picturesque areas in the city. It features narrow streets known as closes and wynds and medieval skyscrapers dating back nearly five centuries. The backbone of the Old Town of Edinburgh is the Royal Mile which connects Edinburgh Castle with the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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Best Old Town Photos
Edinburgh Old Town panorama from Princes Street5 star picClassic view of Edinburgh Old Town buildings taken from the open space above Princes Mall on Princes Street. REF NUMBER: #3789
Old Town from Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh5 star picPhoto of the National Gallery, the Old Parliament Building, Ramsay Gardens and other Old Town buildings taken from east Princes Street Gardens. REF NUMBER: #3767
Edinburgh Old Town panorama from Princes Mall5 star picPanorama of Edinburgh Old Town taken from above Princes Mall. REF NUMBER: #3794
Cannongate Kirk, Royal Mile, Edinburgh5 star picPicture of Cannongate Kirk on the Royal Mile. The Cannongate kirkyard (or churchyard) is the final resting place of Adam Smith, father of economics and author of Wealth of Nations. REF NUMBER: #3820
Anchor Close, Royal Mile, Edinburgh5 star picView of Anchor Close, one of the long, narrow streets breaking off the Royal Mile and leading into Cockburn Street. REF NUMBER: #3839
Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh5 star picPhotograph taken from Greyfriars Kirkyard looking towards the Tolbooth and the Camera Obscura, Edinburgh. REF NUMBER: #3882
Victoria Street, Edinburgh Old Town5 star picPicture of Victoria Terrace in the Old Town, Edinburgh. REF NUMBER: #G3169
Victoria Street, Edinburgh Old Town5 star picPhotograph of the colorful Victoria Terrace buildings, near the Royal Mile, Edinburgh. REF NUMBER: #G3178
Edinburgh Old Town from Calton Hill5 star picEdinburgh cityscape with the medieval part of the city bathed in golden evening light. REF NUMBER: #G3886
Edinburgh Old Town from Scott Monument5 star picEdinburgh Old Town image with North Bridge and Salisbury Crags and Arthur's Seat in the background seen from the top of the Scott Monument. REF NUMBER: #G5577
Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh Old Town5 star picPhoto of the famous Victoria Terrace in the medieval part of Edinburgh. REF NUMBER: #G3235
Greyfriars Bobby statue, Edinburgh Old Town5 star picPhotograph of the famous Skye Terrier Greyfriars Bobby on Candlemaker Row, outside Greyfriars Kirkyard. REF NUMBER: #G3742
Stained glass in St Giles cathedral, Edinburgh Old Town5 star picPicture of stained glass reflections in St Giles Cathedral on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh. REF NUMBER: #G3831
Thistle Chapel in St Giles cathedral, Edinburgh Old Town5 star picImage of the ceiling of the Thistle Chapel of the Order of the Thistle in St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh. REF NUMBER: #G4576
Advocate's Close, Royal Mile, Edinburgh Old Town5 star picScott Monument seen through Advocate's Close on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh. REF NUMBER: #G5845
Advocate's Close, Royal Mile, Edinburgh Old Town5 star picPicture of the Scott Monument taken through Advocate's Close, Edinburgh. REF NUMBER: #G5846
Edinburgh Old Town from Calton Hill5 star picEdinburgh Old Town panorama from Calton Hill with Old Calton Cemetery in the foreground. REF NUMBER: #G3561
Edinburgh Old Town from Calton Hill5 star picView of medieval buildings in Edinburgh from Calton Hill with the Festival Hub and the Camera Obscura prominently featured. REF NUMBER: #G3601
Edinburgh University Dome from Calton Hill5 star picPhotograph of the dome of the University of Edinburgh with the Pentland Hills in the distance. REF NUMBER: #G3603
Edinburgh Old Town from Calton Hill5 star picPicture of Old Town buildings and North Bridge from Edinburgh's Calton Hill. REF NUMBER: #G3895
Edinburgh Old Town from Princes Mall5 star picClassic Edinburgh Old Town view from above Princes Mall on Princes Street. REF NUMBER: #G4480
Old Town from Scott Monument, Edinburgh 5 star picPanorama of Edinburgh Old Town with North Bridge and Salisbury Crags and Arthur's Seat in the background seen from the top of the Scott Monument. REF NUMBER: #G5585
Covenanters Prison, Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh5 star picView of the gate to the Covenanters Prison in Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh. REF NUMBER: #G3749
More Old Town Images
Edinburgh Old Town from Princes Street GardensPhotograph of old Town buildings and rooftops taken from the National Gallery of Scotland in evening light. REF NUMBER: #3725
Edinburgh Old Town from Princes Street GardensEdinburgh panorama with the railway leading into Waverley Train Station and the Old Town buildings in the background taken from near the Scott Monument in east Princes Street Gardens. REF NUMBER: #3769
Edinburgh Old Town from Princes Street GardensPicture of the medieval Edinburgh skyscrapers along Cockburn Street in Edinburgh Old Town taken from east Princes Street Gardens. REF NUMBER: #3771
Medieval buildings in EdinburghPhoto of Cockburn Street with its medieval skyscrapers leading up into the Old Town with the crown of St Giles Cathedral on the right. View from east Princes Street Gardens. REF NUMBER: #3778
Greyfriars Kirkyard, EdinburghPhoto of Greyfriars Kirkyard, one of the most famous churchyards in Edinburgh with an unusual view of Edinburgh Castle in the background. REF NUMBER: #3869
Greyfriars Kirkyard, EdinburghPhoto of Greyfriars tombstones with the Tolbooth Church and Old Town buildings in the background. REF NUMBER: #3887
Medieval buildings, Victoria Street, EdinburghMedieval skyscrapers in Edinburgh's West Bow, below Victoria Terrace. REF NUMBER: #G3183
Medieval buildings, Victoria Street, EdinburghImage of Old Town shops in Victoria Street's West Bow arm, Edinburgh. REF NUMBER: #G3184
Medieval buildings, Victoria Street, EdinburghView of Edinburgh Old Town skyscrapers along Victoria Street, seen from the Grassmarket. REF NUMBER: #G3185
Stained glass in St Giles cathedral, Edinburgh Old TownPhotograph of stained glass reflections in St Giles Cathedral on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh. REF NUMBER: #G5316
Tolbooth Tavern, Royal Mile, EdinburghView of the Tolbooth Tavern building on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh. REF NUMBER: #G2858
Edinburgh Old Town Image of medieval skyscrapers in Edinburgh seen from Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh. REF NUMBER: #G4463
Old Town buildings, North Bridge, EdinburghPhoto of Old Town buildings in Edinburgh seen from East Princes Street Gardens. REF NUMBER: #G4475
Edinburgh Old Town panorama from Scott MonumentPicture of medieval Old Town buildings seen from the top of the Scott monument in Edinburgh. REF NUMBER: #G5574
Edinburgh Old Town from Scott MonumentPhotograph of Salisbury Crags seen over the rooftops of Old Town buildings in Edinburgh. REF NUMBER: #G6716
Old Town panorama from Nelson Monument, Calton Hill, EdinburghEdinburgh Old Town panorama with part of the Castle, North Bridge and Waverley Train Station seen from the top of Nelson's Monument on Calton Hill. REF NUMBER: #G7995
Edinburgh Old Town from North Bridge, EdinburghNorth Bridge view of Old Town buildings bathed in golden evening light. REF NUMBER: #G8671
Old Town buldings in Grassmarket, EdinburghPicture of the buildings on the West Bow and the Festival Hub seen from the Grassmarket. REF NUMBER: #G3191
Greyfriars Bobby, Edinburgh Old TownImage of the statue of Greyfriars Bobby on Candlemaker Row with the Bobby Bar behind it. REF NUMBER: #G3755

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