There are few places in the world that look so beautiful as Edinburgh on a gloomy day. It is easily one of the most intriguing and magical cities on earth, full of narrow closes (passages between buildings), that feel like deep gorges, running through the tall tenements of the old town that eventually open up onto wide busy thoroughfares.
Right at its centre atop of a giant, sheer cliff faced rock, stands the medieval castle of Edinburgh, that long kept the denizens of Edinburgh safe during times of war.
It is a city like no other, with history seeping from every ancient stone, it is easy to see how JK Rowling dreamed up the world of Harry Potter here!
1. A misty Edinburgh evening Skyline
2. Edinburgh’s eerie closes
3. The Castle on the Rock
4. The Bridges across the Firth Forth
5. Swans on St Margaret’s Loch
6. Edinburgh on a cold winters night
7. The Tolbooth and Jail on the Royal Mile
9. Princess Street Gardens
10. A sunset in Edinburgh
It’s one of the most visited cities in the UK, and even outside the peak times of year it’s bustling with tourists from all over the world. It can sometimes be hard to find Edinburgh hotels during the world famous Fringe Festival and over the summers so why not visit during the spring when there is magic in the soft light and gloom.
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