cotch dot netweblogphotobloggallerieslatestprints

login | search:

[Header]

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland. With a population of 495,360, it is the second largest city in Scotland and the seventh most populous in the United Kingdom. Located in the south-east of Scotland, Edinburgh lies on the east coast of the Central Belt, along the Firth of Forth, near the North Sea.

The city was one of the historical major centres of the Enlightenment, led by the University of Edinburgh, helping to earn it the nickname Athens of the North. The Old Town and New Town districts of Edinburgh were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 in recognition of the unique character of the Medieval Old Town and the planned Georgian New Town. The city has over 4,500 listed buildings and the highest coverage of conservation areas of any major city in the UK.

The city hosts a group of festivals held annually over four weeks in August. The best-known of these events are the Edinburgh Fringe, the largest performing-arts festival in the world; the Edinburgh International Festival; the Edinburgh Military Tattoo; and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Other annual events include the Hogmanay street party and the Beltane Fire Festival.

...more at Wikipedia.

Latest blog posts about Edinburgh

...view all blog posts about Edinburgh

Most popular photos

Sort by: popularity (default) or date taken. | Launch slideshow

castle

castle

castle

castle

Leith

Leith

John Knox' house

John Knox' house

Calton Hill

Calton Hill

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Mossmorran?

Mossmorran?

Calton Hill

Calton Hill

National Monument

National Monument

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Gormley at Leith

Gormley at Leith

The crags

The crags

Cowgate

Cowgate

stairs!

stairs!

Forth

Forth

Princes Street

Princes Street

Leith

Leith

edinburgh

edinburgh

Portobello

Portobello

Raleigh Stowaway

Raleigh Stowaway

castle + crane

castle + crane

Crane and castle

Crane and castle

St Margaret's Loch

St Margaret's Loch

wheel!

wheel!

Edinburgh behind the crags

Edinburgh behind the crags

Princes Street

Princes Street

Salisbury Crags

Salisbury Crags

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Calton Hill

Calton Hill

a ruin

a ruin

West Bow

West Bow

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Athens of the north...

Athens of the north...

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Leith

Leith

Holyrood

Holyrood

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Arthur's Seat

Arthur's Seat

launch

launch

Holyrood

Holyrood

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

coaches

coaches

Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park

Calton Hill

Calton Hill

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

St Anthony's Chapel

St Anthony's Chapel

Leith

Leith

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Leith

Leith

Calton Hill

Calton Hill

towers + fields

towers + fields

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

castle!

castle!

snowy Ochils

snowy Ochils

tower block

tower block

Queensferry

Queensferry

Castle!

Castle!

Calton Hill

Calton Hill

Forth Bridge

Forth Bridge

bridges

bridges

Page: 1 2


Share this:


Browse related content: Edinburgh, Scotland, galleries, photography


[Edit] Edit | [Delete] Delete | [History] History | [Version] Last edited by Joe D, 2012-07-15 17:58:02 | [Views] Viewed 7204 times


Name:

Email:

URL:

Comment:

Wikicode:

  • Links: [[page]] or [[namespace:pagename|link title]]
  • External links: [[http://www.example.com|link title]]
  • Start a new line with an * or a # to make a list.
Browse...
My other blog is a...
  • Science blog! A blog about cancer cell and molecular biology, coming soon...
  • Skepticism blog! I contribute to the group blog Lay Science on the nature of science, skepticism, and bad arguments.
  • Science publishing blog! It's called Journalology and it's a group blog about publishers, journals, papers and data.
  • Fiction blog! Where I make stuff up, coming soon...
  • Cycling and transport policy blog! I run the group blog At War With The Motorist, where we look at evidence-based urban planning and transport policy, and ride bikes.

Follow them all here.

Find me here...

Creative Commons License All text and photography on this site is Joe Dunckley 2001-10, except where stated otherwise. Text and photos are released under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license, meaning that you may reuse, remix, and republish the work for non-commercial purposes, on the condition that a credit is given to "Joe Dunckley/Cotch.net" and you make it clear that the work is released under this license. See this page for more detailed conditions. Contact me to enquire about commercial and editorial use.