Edinburgh is the picturesque capital city of
Scotland. Revered by tourists and locals alike, the
features of the city are considered so unique that
they have been protected for future generations
by the awarding of ‘World Heritage Status’.
Essentially Edinburgh is a tale of two towns, which
have amalgamated to create a sprawling mixture
of ancient and modern architecture that spreads
from the heart of the city. The castle is situated
upon Castle Rock, which has dominated the
skyline ever since it was used as a stronghold in
the times of the Iron Age when a fort originally
sat high on this ancient volcanic plug.
The Old Town maintains the charms of its
medieval roots and boasts of a number of
historic buildings to be found alongside the spine
road of the Royal Mile, which links the Royal
Palace of Holyroodhouse with the castle. From
here steep roads and narrow alleyways form a
web of historic locations for the visitor to
In complete contrast to the chaotic
design of the Old Town, the organised structure
of the New Town is home to some fine architecture
including the buildings of Charlotte Square,
considered by many to be one of the finest
Georgian squares in the world.
Within the pages of this book, Jason Friend
shares some of the reasons why this city is
considered among the most spectacular in the
United Kingdom, and indeed Europe. This book
is a stunning photographic record of his quest to
discover the true spirit of Edinburgh.
Jason Friend lives in the North East of
England. He is a regular contributor to
Outdoor Photography and Country Walking
Magazine and supplies images to a
number of worldwide image libraries.
Jason’s previous titles include Portrait of
the Borders, Portrait of Tyneside, Spirit of
Cumbria and Edinburgh Illuminated also
Imprint: PiXZ Books. ISBN 978 0 85710 010 8, hardback, 110x155mm, 64 pages. Published May 2010.