Exploring Edinburgh in the haar

By TravelTwo

Every once in a while a cold sea mist rolls into Edinburgh, covering the city in a thick blanket of fog. It’s known as the haar. In those fleeting moments, the city becomes more magical than ever, its street lights and iconic buildings taking on a whole new charm.

On the day we shot these photos, we spotted things changing outside our window quite early and grabbed the camera. By the time we’d made it up to the Scott Monument you could barely see it. Edinburgh castle was completely covered.

It’s a photographer’s dream walking around the city on days like this and the great thing is there’s no way of predicting it. You just have to be ready when it happens.

  1. jackcairney June 13, 2020 2:14 pm

    Edinburgh looks awesome in the fog, great photos!