Edinburgh photo tour by photographer Sunxjin
Birds flying high, you know how I feel. Mingle amongst the beaked locals up at the Rooftop Terrace at the National Museum of Scotland.
Salisbury Crags offers a truly distinctive vantage point to see all of Edinburgh. An easy stroll up, but a vertigo-inducing look down.
It’s not too hard to see how JK Rowling found her inspiration for Hogwarts here in Edinburgh – the city just breathes magic.
Looking for a quick day getaway from the City? 30 minutes by bus and you’ll end up with the most picturesque countryside views in the Pentland Hills. (Tartan blanket is optional.)
Princes Street looks pretty no matter the weather, and sunset suits it particularly well.
Nothing is quite as trademark Edinburgh tourist as the Royal Mile – don’t fight it: embrace your inner tourist and soak up all the kilts, bagpipes and free shortbread samples that the Mile has to offer.
Despite the ‘hill’ part of Calton Hill, it’s actually just two flights of stairs to get to the top. Once up there, you’ll get a 360° panoramic view in the heart of the city, with plenty of classic ‘postcard views’ – time to spam your Instagram followers #igersedinburgh #architecture.
Arthur’s Seat. A dormant volcano. In a city. That’s crazy. Jurassic Park shit.
You would never guess it, but Grassmarket was previously the place of choice for public executions. But nowadays, this quaint area of the City is the perfect spot to enjoy Edinburgh Castle in all its glory; with minimal prospects of being hung, drawn and quartered.
The Meadows is distinctive in every season: from the cherry blossom of spring to the hazy barbecues of summer; with the pastel yellow-orange-red leaves of Autumn to the frosted Narnia mornings in Winter. I guess it just means you’ll have to visit Edinburgh at least four times.