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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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Image of Edinburgh Castle and Balmoral Hotel lit up at dusk, taken from Calton Hill. Photo #G3962
Picture of Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags taken from Liberton cemetery on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Photo #3916
Picture of the Ross Fountain in west Princes Street Gardens with Edinburgh Castle rising behind it. Photo #3568
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.