It’s been pretty rad living in Edinburgh for the last six weeks. There’s culture everywhere, epic nature within city limits, crazy awesome history to learn AND I can walk everywhere. What’s not to love, right? I love all of the architecture and friendly people. But my favorite thing about living here is that quite often when we’re out walking, I look over and see Edinburgh Castle sitting on top of it’s rock.
It gave me chills when I first saw it. Even now, seeing it multiple times in a week, I’m still usually in awe and ask Ryan to take a moment with me and just look at it.
This isn’t my usual post, full of interesting history and little details. Rather it’s a visual love letter to one of my favorite parts of the city: Edinburgh Castle.
There are still many places in the city we have yet to explore. I’m 100% positive that I’m missing some great shots of the castle. But I noticed a trend in all of the photos that I’ve been taking: I have a ton of pictures of the castle from almost every day of being here.
I’m not going to share all of them, mostly because they’re different angles from the same locations. But I wanted to share a few of my favorites so far. I’m sure by the time we leave I’ll be reposting this with even more photos of one of my favorite castles.
Let’s take a look, shall we?
Getting up close and personal:
From Craigmillar Castle to Edinburgh Castle:
Seeing the castle from Arthur’s Seat:
Check out the view from upper Grassmarket:
Edinburgh Castle is just as pretty from lower Grassmarket:
A stunning view from Museum of Scotland:
My favorite view, from Salisbury Crags:
An interesting view of Edinburgh Castle from Greyfriar’s Kirk:
Saying hello and goodbye to travelers at Waverley Bridge:
I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of seeing the castle all over the city. It stands so proud over Edinburgh. It will definitely be something I miss once we’re gone, but I’m sure some of these pictures will find their way into our future home!
Do you have a favorite part of your city? A certain building or neighborhood? Maybe a park or other green space! I’d love to hear what you love!