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The gallery contains photos of Edinburgh Castle taken from various vantage points and at different times of the day and year. Click on the thumbnails to see larger sized photographs of Edinburgh Castle. The picture size on average is 80kb.
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Photograph of Salisbury Crags seen over the rooftops of Old Town buildings in Edinburgh. Photo #G6716
Outline of Edinburgh's historic landmarks seen from Holyrood Park at dusk. Photo #G3422
View of Edinburgh Castle from the junction between Grassmarket and Candlemaker Row. Photo #G3211
Origin of 'Edinburgh'
Tourists have problems with the name of Edinburgh. There are hundreds of ways people write it and the most common writings include 'edinburg', 'edinborough', 'edimburgh', 'edinbourgh', 'ediburgh', 'edinbugh', 'edinboro', 'edingburgh', 'edinbrugh', 'edimburg', 'edinburugh', 'edingurgh', 'edinbrough', etc.
According to the Scottish Place Names dictionary, the name Edinburgh means 'Fort of the Rock Face'. The 'edin' part comes from Scottish Gaelic and means 'rock face', while 'burgh' comes from Old English meaning stronghold.
Some more obscure (and quite funny) ways of writing Edinburgh include: edinburough, edingburg, edinbourg, edinburh, edinurgh, edenburg, edinbough, edinbourough, edinbrgh, edingborough, edenburgh, edinberg, edinborgh, edinborugh, edinburge, edinburhg, edingbourgh, etc.
Edinburgh is spelt Edimburgo in Spanish and Italian and Édimbourg in French.