Edinburgh is of course the capital of Scotland. It lies on and to the south of the Firth of Forth and is considered to
be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, helped by its hilly, rugged terrain and some superb old buildings.
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle in a postcard mailed in 1907.   
No date for this postcard of Calton Hill - probably around 1910.   
Edinburgh, Princes Street Gardens, Band Day
Band Day in Princes Street Gardens - a 1907 postcard.   
Edinburgh, Arthur's Seat
No date for this postcard of two visitors to the top of Arthur's Seat.
Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh
A postcard very similar to that above - but the bandstand has
Edinburgh, Princes Street
Princes Street - 1930s ?   
Old Postcard, Edinburgh, Calton Hill
White Horse Close, Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scott Monument
This postcard of White Horse Close dates from 1911.   
The Scott Monument and the Princes Street Gardens.    
Ross Fountain and Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
The Castle and the National Gallery.    
The Castle and Ross Fountain.     
Princes Street, Old Postcard
A 1935 view of Princes Street.   
Holyrood Palace
A postcard of Holyrood Palace from the 1930s.    
Princes Street
Princes Street and the Scott Monument in the 1920s.   
John Knox's House, Edinburgh
This view of John Knox's
House was mailed in 1907.
Edinburgh from Castle
A view of the City from the Castle.    
Black Watch
This postcard of the Black Watch on the Esplanade dates from August
A great postcard of the Black Watch from around 1910. But who is that
little fellow sitting in the window ?
Old Postcard, Forth Bridge
A rather grainy postcard of the Forth Bridge.  For more postcards of
the Bridge and the Firth of Forth, visit our
Crail page.
Edinburgh, John Knox's House
"John Knox's House, in High Street, Edinburgh, is notable as being the
old manse or residence of John Knox, the famous Scotch (sic)
minister and ecclesiastical reformer. Here he resided from 1559 to
1572. The interior of the house is well worth a visit, many relics of
Knox being stored here." This "Oilette" postcard by Raphael Tuck was
mailed in 1920.  
Carlton Hotel, North Bridge, Edinburgh
The Carlton Hotel, North Bridge. (thanks to an anonymous emailer
who corrected my impression that this was in Glasgow !!)
Edinburgh, War Memorial
This postcard was mailed in 1937.
Forth Bridge
This postcard of the Forth Bridge (with a train crossing) was mailed
from Edinburgh to Carbondale, Pennsylvania, on 16 July 1925. Part of
the message reads "We reached the Scottish Country just in time to
see the King and Queen on their first visit together to Holyrood
Palace. We had a close up view of them as they drove through the
streets this morning in an open carriage on their way to church.
Tomorrow they return to London and we go....to Glasgow."
Holyrood Palace, Moonlight
Holyrood Palace by moonlight.
Leith, Foot of the Walk
A 1904 postcard of the Foot of the Walk, Leith.  
Edinburgh, John Knox's House
An interesting old view of John Knox's House.
Portobello Beach
A good view of Portobello Beach and the Pier.   
Did You Know.... that Sir Arthur Conan
Doyle, writer and creator of Sherlock
Holmes, was born in Edinburgh in 1859 ?
Did You Know.... that Edinburgh is the UK's seventh most heavily
populated city with about 489,000 inhabitants in 2019 ?

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Postcards of the Past
Old Postcard, Comely Bank Avenue, Stockbridge, Edinburgh
An excellent postcard of Comely Bank Avenue in Stockbridge.
Edinburgh, Dean Bridge
Holyrood Palace and Arthurs Seat, Edinburgh
Holyrood Palace.
Dean Bridge.   
Edinburgh, Old Postcard
Wellington Monument and Register House.
Edinburgh, Calton Hill
Calton Hill.    
Princes Street and the National Gallery.
Edinburgh West End
An excellent postcard of Edinburgh, West End.     
Did You Know......that Edinburgh has
two Scottish League Football Clubs,
Heart of Midlothian (Hearts) and
Hibernian (Hibs), both of which
currently (2019) play in the
Premier League ?
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