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Views over Edinburgh

 – Look Up, Look Down, week 10

Every Thursday, I publish a post containing photos taken from above or below, and invite you to join in the challenge by posting your own photos with an up or down perspective.



Edinburgh has many claims to fame  including a rich history, impressive educational institutions and renowned cultural displays and events.  Amongst its many surviving historic buildings are Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars and the Canongate, as well as an extensive Georgian New Town built in the 18th century. Edinburgh’s Old Town and New Town are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

For a great view over the city, pay a visit to the National Museum of Scotland and take the lift to the 7th floor.  The roof terrace here is something of a hidden gem, it is free, and it has one big advantage over views from the Castle: you get a view of the Castle.

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If you’d like to see more views of Edinburgh and can’t get there yourself, pop along to the cinema and watch Sunshine on Leith: a beautiful, feel-good film with music from the Proclaimers and stunning views of this magnificent city.

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF

Related posts:
Scottish Rooftops
Arches over the Water of Leith
Curvy Edinburgh


The Challenge

Click here to enter the challenge

Every Thursday, I publish a post containing photos taken from above or below, and invite you to join in the challenge by posting your own photos with an up or down perspective.  Just publish your post as normal and then link it to this challenge.

Thanks go to everyone who entered last week, there were some really beautiful photos.  You can see entries from previous weeks on my Pinterest board if you are seeking inspiration, or are  just plain nosy.

So please show us what you have; share your up or down perspective with us.  Click here to enter your link and to view other entries.  And please don’t forget to go and visit the other challengers and pass on your views and encouragement.

To find out more about how to enter, click here.  The list will open each Thursday at 00:01 GMT and will be open for a week.


Click here to enter and to view the other entries

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18 replies »

  1. It’s my first time visiting your blog today but I couldn’t resist nipping down to Edinburgh whilst I’m here. It’s only a two hour drive for me from my location here in Aberdeenshire but even easier via your post!
    I’m interested in your Thursday challenge and will revisit to see more.
    Fantastic photos 😀


    • I’m glad you like it so much. Edinburgh is sooo beautiful. I’m lucky to have a friend with a flat there that I can borrow when it’s not in use. It would be great to have you join the challenge – all you need to do is create an up or down post and link it in. Shout if you need help with the linky tool.



    • Great minds think alike! Quite amazing, given how many beautiful places there are in the world, but a strong vote for Edinburgh’s beauty. Thanks for joining us again this week. Debbie


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