Edinburgh Castle View: Capital City of Scotland by DonDavisUK

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Although I come from Edinburgh, I’d never ventured to the top of the Scott Monument before, what a view. Don’t know why I’ve never climbed it before.

Captured on Nikon D700 with 50mm Prime f/1.4.

This is the view from the top of the Walter Scott Monument on Princess Street.

In the picture: Foreground Scotland’s National Art Gallery, leading to Princess Street Gardens, Princess Street on the right (notice them digging it all up to lay new tram lines), Edinburgh Castle to the right and St Mary’s Cathedral with three spires in the far distance.

On a clear day from the top of the Scott Monument you can see for miles.


castle, edinburgh, gardens, art gallery, walter scott, princess street, st marys cathedral

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Specialising in Portraiture, Landscape and Urban Fine Art Photography.

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  • saseoche
    saseocheover 5 years ago

    Beautiful scenery and stunning capture!

  • Hi Saseoche, thank you for the kind words my friend. Regards, Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Kazzoom
    Kazzoomover 5 years ago

    lovely Don

  • Hi Kazz, thanks for that my friend. Regards, Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKover 5 years ago

    Lovely Capture Don.

  • Hi Jacqui, thanks for that my friend. Regards, Don

    – DonDavisUK

  • Gordon Pressley
    Gordon Pressleyover 5 years ago
    A Great image Don…:)
  • Hey there Gordo, thank for that mate.

    – DonDavisUK

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 5 years ago

    What a gorgeous view – really nicely captured Don

  • Hi Chris, thank you for the lovely comment my friend. Regards, Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkover 5 years ago

    congratulations on a fantastic capture Don………….hope you enjoyed your trip

  • Hey there Chris, thank you very much, Yep! I certainly did enjoy my trip northwards to Edinburgh. The wedding was so wonderful and it’s always great to see the gathering of the clans. Thanks again. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • laurawhitaker
    laurawhitakerover 5 years ago

    Lovely colours! Great day for it!!

  • Hey there Laura, thank you for the lovely comment.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 5 years ago

    Stunning view mate and great colours, love it, a fave for me …
    Just one little thing – the castle is on the left – hehehe

  • Tom, you are so observant:-) LOL. What a cluts I am:-) Cheers mate, it was great to see Auld Reeky again, but it wasn’t reekin this time, the air was clean and clear.

    – DonDavisUK

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 5 years ago

    A wonderful scene

  • Hi Kala, thanks for the lovely kind words my friend. Regards, Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • John Pitman
    John Pitmanover 5 years ago

    Looks very busy in the street. Nice detail Don.

  • Hi John, thank you for the wonderfully encouraging words mate. Regards, Don.

    – DonDavisUK

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