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Edinburgh skyline in the snow by Katielee Arrowsmith

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Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland is home to around 500,000 people.

This view is from Salisbury Crags which are in Holyrood Park and in the shadow of Arthur's Seat, an ancient volcano.

From this spot, on the horizon you can see Edinburgh Castle on Castle Hill, The Balmoral Hotel with its clock tower and Calton Hill with it's monuments. At the foot of the Crags are The Scotsman, Our Dynamic Earth, The Scottish Pariament and The Palace of Holyroodhouse. 

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A: Holyrood Park

摄影师Peter Stark, 距离此处90远

Holyrood Park

B: Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

摄影师Georgios Kosmas, 距离此处240远

Arthur's Seat is the main peak of the group of hills which form most of Holyrood Park. Some people sa...

Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

C: Salisbury Crags - Holyrood Park

摄影师Darren Mods, 距离此处250远

Holyrood Park (or Queens Park, or previously Kings Park) includes the Salisbury Crags here, and gentl...

Salisbury Crags - Holyrood Park

D: Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

摄影师Daniel Oi, 距离此处300远

Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

E: Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

摄影师Georgios Kosmas, 距离此处340远

Arthur's Seat is the main peak of the group of hills which form most of Holyrood Park. Some people sa...

Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

F: Patterson's Land

摄影师uoe, 距离此处430远

Patterson's Land

G: Edinburgh Holyroodhouse

摄影师Sergiu Mitrofan, 距离此处500远

Edinburgh - At the Hollyroodhouse entrance, cylindrical pano

Edinburgh Holyroodhouse

H: Edinburgh - Hollyroodhouse

摄影师Sergiu Mitrofan, 距离此处500远

Near the entrance to Hollyroodhouse in Edinburgh, cylindrical

Edinburgh - Hollyroodhouse

I: Scottish Parliament building at night, Edinburgh

摄影师Dave Kennard, 距离此处510远

Evening outside the Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh, Scotland. The building was completed i...

Scottish Parliament building at night, Edinburgh

J: Holyrood Abbey

摄影师Scott Knauss, 距离此处590远

Holyrood Abbey is a ruined Augustinian Abbey in Edinburgh, Scotland. The abbey (which is sited in the...

Holyrood Abbey

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