Edinburgh Castle, Golden At Night

Thu, Jul 16, 2009

Featured, Places

Of all the landmarks Edinburgh has to offer the castle is by far the most recognisable one, but did you know it turns gold at night? Just as Edinburgh Castle is often photographed during daylight hours its golden nocturnal appearance gives photographers a truly stunning subject to snap.

We’re proud to share 15 of our favourite golden photos of Edinburgh Castle with you dear reader. If you love them as much as we do please feel free to leave a comment, we love hearing from you!

Edinburgh Castle, golden and purely breathtaking.

Edinburgh Castle, golden and purely breathtaking.

[Image credit: ewanmcdowall]

The early winter nights bathe Edinburgh Castle in gold

The early winter nights bathe Edinburgh Castle in gold

[Image credit: Slainte74]

A Golden Edinburgh Castle against the black winter sky

A Golden Edinburgh Castle against the black winter sky

[Image credit: furbyphotos]

A full moon over Edinburghs Golden Castle

A full moon over Edinburgh's Golden Castle

[Image credit: paulcapewell]

Of course Edinburgh Castles gold is versatile, here it is in white gold!

Of course Edinburgh Castle's gold is versatile, here it is in white gold!

[Image credit: Tr1xx]

Sometimes Edinburgh Castle emits gold in the form of light...

Sometimes Edinburgh Castle emits gold in the form of light...

[Image credit: Andy H McDowall]

Ominous night skies over the Golden Edinburgh Castle

Ominous night skies over the Golden Edinburgh Castle

[Image credit: ewanmcdowall]

Close up Edinburgh Castles gold is exposed as fools gold

Close up Edinburgh Castle's gold is exposed as fool's gold

[Image credit: boreritos]

Even in the fog Edinburgh Castles gold shines through

Even in the fog Edinburgh Castle's gold shines through

[Image credit: ilgiovaneWalter]

Is the sky angry or jealous of the castles golden appearance?

Is the sky angry or jealous of the castle's golden appearance?

[Image credit: brianwestcott]

Pale gold, but gold nonetheless Edinburgh Castle is simply stunning

Pale gold, but gold nonetheless Edinburgh Castle is simply stunning

[Image credit: Rich B-S]

Not only the castle is golden in Edinburgh, the Ross fountain also has this hue.

Not only the castle is golden in Edinburgh, the Ross fountain also has this hue.

[Image credit: VerseVend]

Looking up to a golden turret of Edinburgh Castle.

Looking up to a golden turret of Edinburgh Castle.

[Image credit: consumerfriendly]

This post was written by:

- who has written 51 posts on EdinburghSeasons.


6 Responses to “Edinburgh Castle, Golden At Night”

  1. Nathan Hangen Says:

    Wow, these pictures are stunning. Where can I buy one (castle or a picture will do :) )

    Reply

    • George Burnett Says:

      Hi Nathan,

      Thanks! We love the castle at all times but these pictures truly are stunning, aren’t they? I’ve no idea about buying castles, but the images are creative commons licensed on Flickr – so you can enjoy them for free (check the license for more details)

      Reply

  2. Kevin Callahan Says:

    Thanks for the great pictures! I visited the castle in the early 70s when I was in the Navy (our ship docked in Holy Lock)and I have a lot of great memories about it.

    Reply

    • George Burnett Says:

      Hi Kevin,

      was that Holy Loch, on the Firth of Clyde? Good to know that you made it across to the East & our loveley city! :)

      Reply

  3. Shirley Anderson Says:

    Gorgeous!

    Reply

  4. Shelia Philip Says:

    Also agree with #1. Every single time First Blood is on TV I watch it (which has been happening a lot on AMC). Just a damn good movie. Really original protagonist and some really good antagonists too.

    Reply


Leave a Reply