Edinburgh is the capital of located in the Central Belt region of the country. With a population of approximately 450,000, Edinburgh fizzes with a cosmopolitan yet uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
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The of Edinburgh represents the historic core of the Scottish capital, built eastwards of the Castle Crag, along the Royal Mile to Holyrood. Photo: PerryPlanet, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The of Edinburgh represents the historical extension of the Scottish capital to the north of the that occurred during the Georgian Period of the late 18th century. Photo: AlasdairW, CC BY-SA 3.0.

This article covers the outlying areas of Edinburgh to the west of Haymarket Railway Station and Granton Harbour, and north of Lanark Road. Photo: AlasdairW, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the port district of the capital of Edinburgh, north of the city centre on the shoreline of the Firth of Forth. Photo: AlasdairW, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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The , founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of 's ancient universities. Photo: Theoden sA, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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is a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of Edinburgh, the capital city of , from its position on the Castle Rock. Photo: Kim Traynor, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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The is the national art gallery of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is an extinct volcano which is the main peak of the group of hills in Edinburgh… is situated 1¼ miles southeast of Edinburgh. Photo: David Monniaux, CC BY-SA 3.0.


The South of Edinburgh includes the Meadows and popular residential areas such as Bruntsfield, Morningside, Marchmont and Newington. Photo: AlasdairW, CC BY-SA 3.0.

are two adjacent districts of Edinburgh. Photo: AlasdairW, CC BY-SA 3.0.

This article covers the areas of Edinburgh to the east of and Holyrood Park. Photo: AlasdairW, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

is a suburb of Edinburgh, , to the west of the city and to the immediate north of , on the western slopes of . is situated 4 miles west of Edinburgh.

is a mainly residential suburb of Edinburgh, . is situated 2 miles southwest of Edinburgh.

is a coastal suburb of Edinburgh in eastern central Scotland. is situated 3 miles east of Edinburgh.


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