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St. Anthony's Chapel Ruins
St. Anthony’s Chapel Ruins in Holyrood Park is easily one of my favourite Edinburgh photo spots. With the ancient crumbling chapel, views of Arthur’s Seat and the sprawling city-scape it really has it all.
St. Margaret's Loch
Also located in Holyrood Park is St. Margaret’s Loch. You can see St. Anthony’s Chapel on the hill above and you’ll often find swans in this loch. It’s a popular place to elope in Edinburgh and makes for a beautiful backdrop to your portraits.
Tucked off the Royal Mile, the Writer’s Museum is located in Lady Stair’s Close and is a must-have shot for any Edinburgh portrait shoot or elopement. It offers gorgeous views of traditional architecture and with a beautiful white dress or suit, you get a gorgeous shot!
One of Edinburgh’s most iconic photo spots has to be the Vennel. Located up the stairs just off Grassmarket the Vennel has a stunning view of Edinburgh Castle is a perfect spot for fairytale castle photos!
Edinburgh’s most colourful street is Victoria Street and leads from Grassmarket to the Royal Mile. This is one of Edinburgh’s busiest streets so it’s normally a quick stop for a photo on a way to more hidden and quiet locations.
Advocate’s Close is another little alley leading down towards Princes Street via the Devil’s Advocate pub. I love the views of the Walter Scott Monument in Princes Street Gardens.
Lady Stair's Close
Right off the Royal Mile is Lady Stair’s Close. I love how this frames couples, families, or solo travelers and since it’s right after we leave the Writer’s Museum area it’s a must-have shot!
Riddle’s Court is a gorgeous colourful little close (alley) nestled off the Royal Mile. It’s such a unique and beautiful area and I love to see people’s reactions when we head in here for the first time!
Ever the hidden gem is Dean Village. This quiet little village has grown increasingly popular as an Edinburgh photo spot. Just a 10 minute walk from Princes Street Dean Village has plentiful greens and several gorgeous locations along the Water of Leith.
This residential street in Stockbridge has quickly become a prominent photo location with its cobblestones and church steeple in the background. Come in spring to see the full street in bloom!
Princes Street Gardens
Nothing says “iconic Edinburgh photo spot” quite like the view of Edinburgh Castle and the Ross Fountain in Princes Street Gardens!
Last but certainly not least is Edinburgh Castle Plaza where you’ll get insane shots like this at sunrise as well as views over the Old Town, Castle, and Royal Mile.