Edinburgh has a historic charm that photography enthusiasts can find hard to resist. But the Scottish capital is not just about picturesque historical sites. There are several lovely spots to explore in the Athens of the North and here are some of the Instagrammable places in Edinburgh:
Also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, Saint Giles’ Cathedral is famous for its rich architecture and design. One look at its windows, porches, crown steeple, aisles, nave and transepts and it’s easy to understand why.
history that dates back to the 11th century, Edinburgh Castle
continues to dominate the skyline of the Scottish capital. There are several
historical exhibits within the castle, as well as shops and cafes. You can also
chance upon actors in costume wielding period weaponry.
Palace is a 17th century structure that is famed for its quadrangle layout.
Its forecourt fountain is also an intriguing spectacle, along with the ruins of
the Holyrood Abbey found within the palace grounds.
Street Gardens is home to several monuments and memorials. The East Gardens hosts
a Christmas market during winter while the West Gardens is known for its air-raid
shelters and The Gardener’s Cottage.
Street in Edinburgh, one can find the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. As
its name suggests, it is dedicated to collections of portraits of Scots. The building
of the gallery is made of red sandstone and follows a Gothic Revival style.
Take a walk
along Edinburgh’s Circus Lane and you will find yourself with beautiful photos.
If you want to capture some gorgeous ambient lighting, it is best to visit early
in the morning or late in the afternoon.
Dean Village is like traveling back to the 19th century. With the
period houses and a soothing stream, it would not be a surprise if you end up
with loads of pictures while in this neighbourhood. Also, make sure to check
out Belford Mews and the colourful doorways of the redbrick houses there.
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