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The best places to photograph in Edinburgh

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📍 Dugald Stewart Monument
📍 Dugald Stewart Monument
📍 Holyrood Abbey
📍 Edinburgh Castle
📍 St Giles' Cathedral
📍 Edinburgh Castle
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Edinburgh, Scotland's charming capital, is a photographer's dream. From the medieval architecture of the Old Town, to the sweeping views from Arthur's Seat and the vibrant street life of the Royal Mile, Scotland's picturesque capital city offers countless memorable sights and sounds.

A great start for beginners is to take a walking tour of Old Town. Start by exploring the narrow alleys and cobblestone streets, admiring the architecture of the half-timbered, sandstone buildings and quirky doorways. Don't forget to check out the Royal Mile, a section of Edinburgh’s High Street, where you can find outdoor markets and plenty of souvenirs. Be sure to explore the nearby areas, too. Just a short walk away you'll find the majestic Edinburgh Castle, the beautiful Princes Street, and Calton Hill all offering stunning views of the city. For nature lovers, there are plenty of public parks and gardens around the city, including popular Holyrood Park, which features Arthur’s Seat and the majestic Salisbury Crags. Be sure to bring your camera as Edinburgh is an Instagrammer's heaven, with plenty of photo-worthy spots all around the city. Keep an eye out for iconic sites, like The Scott Monument and St. Giles Cathedral, the Camera Obscura, and the colorful houses of the Royal Mile.
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