United Kingdom - Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

"Edinburgh has been the Scottish capital since the 15th century. It has two distinct areas: the Old Town, dominated by a medieval fortress; and the neoclassical New Town, whose development from the 18th century onwards had a far-reaching influence on European urban planning. The harmonious juxtaposition of these two contrasting historic areas, each with many important buildings, is what gives the city its unique character." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1 - Old Town - Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle from Princes St Gardens, Scotland. Thanks to Ruth of USA who was visiting the castle.




Postcard 2 - New Town - Princes Street
Night view of the Princes Street of New Town, Edinburgh. Written June 29, 2011 and arrived in Penang on July 8, 2011. Thanks to Sonya of Scotland, UK.





Postcard 3 - Old Town - Grassmarket
Grassmarket in Edinburgh, Scotland. Nice "puzzle" shaped stamp of Darwin theme. Thanks to Cliffe of Luxembourg who was visiting Scotland.





Postcard 4 - Old Town - Palace of Holyroodhouse
Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh. Thanks to David of England.





Postcard 5 - Old Town - Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Military Tattoo held annually at the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. Thanks to HC who was visiting Scotland.





Postcard 6 - Old Town - Edinburgh - Athens of the North
Edinburgh Castle from Dugald Stewart Monument, Calton Hill. Thanks to Nick of Scotland, United Kingdom.


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