Edinburgh, ancient capital of Scotland

Edinburgh Castle

Dominated by Castle Rock, Edinburgh is in turn domninated by the castle on the rock. Constrained by the need for protective city walls, Edinburgh old town was constrained with the Flodden Wall throughout the Middle Ages. It was only after the Act of Union with England in 1707, that work started on the great Georgian New Town in the late 18th century, using a series of squares as seen below

royal mile old city

Today Edinburgh is known for its shopping in Prices Streeet, for the Royal Mile and for the Festival

shopping red phone box uk

A everchanging scene to tax the photographer by day or by night

And to the north is the bridge over the Firth of Forth and the port of Leith

Forth  Bridge, Scotland Leith, Edinburgh

Borders of Scotland and England Scotland England Borders page