Edinburgh is a gorgeous city.
It is beautiful.
The mix of the medieval chaos of the Old Town with its twisty closes, hidden alleys and secrets waiting to be discovered by the intrepid explorer. There is the Georgian New Town, with its classical lines and order beneath the solemn gaze of Edinburgh Castle.
And that’s just for starters.
Arthurs Seat, Holyrood Palace, Greyfriars Kirk, Botanic Gardens, Calton Hill, The Water of Leith, The Scott Monument…
The list can go on and on.
There is SO much to take photos, so many sights to capture, and it can be a little overwhelming if you’ve only got limited time to wander in the city.
But, like always, I’m here to let you into a little secret.
In Edinburgh, on the street, you will notice set in the pavement little brass plaques, that are shaped like cameras.
This marks the Edinburgh Phototrail the plaques were placed around the city as a project with Edinburgh Tourism Board and camera company Fuji.
There are two trails, the Old Town trail and the New Town trail, follow both to capture the most beautiful shots the city has to offer!
This is somewhere to stand and get the perfect shot, without anything getting in the way.
That’s right, this city WANTS you take photos and impress the hell out of your friends with your pictures.