Edinburgh’s Architecture


One of the best ways to explore any city’s architecture is by walking through its streets and Edinburgh has such a diverse and interesting mix of architecture, you’ll forget your feet are beginning to hurt!

I’m definitely not an expert on architecture, but I know what pleases my eye and camera.  The following are some photos from Old and New Town Edinburgh, which were made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1996.

This cute little house is situated in Princes Street Gardens, which lies between the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh.  A lovely place to take a stroll!

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I encountered this colorful scene while walking downhill from our visit to Edinburgh Castle.

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There is nothing particularly “special” about this shot, but the blue definitely pops and I find it visually appealing.

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Row of buildings in Old Town Edinburgh as seen from the divide between the Old and New Towns.

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Located near the bottom of The Royal Mile, this darling building is actually a Public School.

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Opened in 2004, Edinburgh’s Parliament Building has created controversy with the locals due to its ultra-modern design.

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View from Princes Gardens towards Old Town Edinburgh…

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The festival wheel is located in New Town Edinburgh and in the distance standing 200 feet high, the Scott Monument is a Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. It is the largest monument to a writer in the world.

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My friend and I did a bit of shopping in New Town on Princes Street.  It was nice to escape the rain also!

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This is Cockburn Street intersecting with The Royal Mile…

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Walking towards Princes Gardens the colorful flowers provide a nice contrast to Old Town’s stately buildings.

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The town of Pitlochry, Scotland has some beautiful architecture.

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I hope you enjoyed viewing some of Scotland’s magnificent architecture!

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