The gallery contains photos of Edinburgh Christmas celebrations. Click on the thumbnails to see larger sized photographs of Christmas in Edinburgh. The picture size on average is 80kb.
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East Princes Street Gardens and the German Market at Christmas
The Scott Monument and the Edinburgh Wheel
The Bungydome and the Christmas Fair Market in Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens
Picture of the Nativity Scene in West Princes Street Gardens
Photo taken looking along West Princes Street Gardens
The Scott Monument and the Big Edinburgh Wheel from below Edinburgh Castle
Photo of the Ferris Wheel in the gardens
Photo of Edinburgh Wheel from Princes Street
Princes Street around Christmas shopping time
The Reindeer Gardens is one of Edinburgh's favourite Christmas attractions
The traditional German Christmas Market in Edinburgh
Winter Wonderland with Edinburgh Castle behind
The Christmas Fair with Princes Street shops behind it
Photo of two distinctive Christmas attractions: the Bungydome and the Edinburgh Wheel
Edinburgh's festive ice rink in Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland from south side of Princes Street Gardens
Picture of the Norwegian Christmas tree on the Mound
Edinburgh Castle with Christmas lights on the Mound
The Christmas Tree, Ramsay Gardens and Edinburgh Castle before Xmas Eve
Panorama of the Winter Wonderland attractions
Photo of the Winter Wonderland ice rink and Edinburgh Wheel
Close up picture of the outdoor winter ice rink in Princes Street Gardens
Christmas panorama from Calton Hill
Ice rink and Old Town skyline during the winter festival
Christmas fairground in the Winter Wonderland
Winter fairground with sideshows, rides and rollercoasters
The Scott Monument and Edinburgh Wheel
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Photograph of Edinburgh Castle taken from Blackford Hill near the Royal Observatory. Photo #4033
Picture of Old Town buildings and North Bridge from Edinburgh's Calton Hill. Photo #G3895
Panorama of Edinburgh Old Town with North Bridge and Salisbury Crags and Arthur's Seat in the background seen from the top of the Scott Monument. Photo #G5585
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.