OS Wallpaper: November 2018

Edinburgh by Alan McDonald

This photo by Alan McDonald is a view of Edinburgh taken from Salisbury Crags, near Arthur's Seat. It was taken in October 2015, and Alan caught the city just as the sun dropped below the horizon.

Salisbury Crags is a 165m hill, set just below the much better known Arthur's Seat. Both give fantastic views over Edinburgh and the castle, seen just left of the centre.

Edinburgh has been Scotland's capital since at least the 14th century, although was an important city even earlier than that. There are signs of settlement in the area dating back to at least 8500 BC. Edinburgh Castle sits upon Castle Rock, and mostly dates to the 16th century, after the destruction of the previous castle in 1573 during the 'Lang Siege' by English forces led by Sir William Drury.


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