15 Beautiful Photos of Edinburgh Covered in Snow

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Does it snow in Edinburgh? I hear you ask.

Well, right now I am sitting by the window in my living room, watching people trudging through deep snow, some of them pulling children on sleighs.

So far, I must have taken at least 200 photos of Edinburgh covered in snow. And yet, as I sit here uploading them on my blog, I feel that I should be out there again, taking more photos of the snow in Edinburgh. I simply can’t get enough of the city’s wintry beauty.

Snow in Bruntsfield Links. Photo by Daniela Frendo.

I took these photos on the 28th of February, right before another snowstorm hit Edinburgh. Yesterday, the Met Office issued a red snow warning, and many places, including my University campus, have been closed since then.

The snow is now much deeper than it was when these photos were taken.  

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Bruntsfield Links. Photo by Daniela Frendo.

Bruntsfield Links  

I walk through this park almost every day just to admire the view. It’s always a bonnie sight, but yesterday it looked more magical than usual.      

Snow in the Meadows. Photo by Daniela Frendo.

The Meadows  

This is one of my favourite spots in Edinburgh. In summer, it is packed with people having picnics and barbecues. At the moment it is busy with people building snowmen and having snowball fights. I took this photo at around 9.00am so it was still fairly quiet.      

Snow in the Meadows. Photo by Daniela Frendo.

Another photo of The Meadows  

This was taken close to my University campus. I should be getting some reading done rather than spending the whole day frolicking in the snow, but this is a rare weather phenomenon in Edinburgh and I want to make the most of it.      

Princes Street Gardens covered in snow. Photo by Daniela Frendo.

Princes Street Gardens  

The sun came out for a few minutes, giving me enough time to snap a photo of the snow-covered gardens basking in a bit of sunshine.      

Edinburgh Castle on a snowy day. Photo by Daniela Frendo.

The Castle  

Isn’t that a pretty sight?      

The Gingerbread House in Princes Street Gardens. Photo by Daniela Frendo.

The Gingerbread House  

This gorgeous house is possibly the most photogenic structure in Edinburgh. Normally the garden is teeming with colourful flowers and plants of all shapes and sizes.      

Snow in Edinburgh
Princes Street Gardens. Photo by Daniela Frendo.

The Creepy Tree  

I was one of the first people to walk through Princes Street Gardens in the morning. In fact, the snow was still undisturbed when I got there. I love the shadow cast by this eerie tree.      

Princes Street Gardens. Photo by Daniela Frendo.

Another photo taken in Princes Street Gardens  

It felt so good to be the only person in the gardens for a few minutes.      

A snowy day in Edinburgh
Princes Street Gardens. Photo by Daniela Frendo.

And another one  

I’m running out of things to say about Princes Street Gardens.      

Edinburgh castle covered in snow
Edinburgh Castle. Photo by Daniela Frendo.

And here’s the castle again…  

This is probably the 135th photo I’ve taken of the castle since moving to Edinburgh.      

Snow in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle. Photo by Daniela Frendo.

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Calton Hill. Photo by Daniela Frendo.

The National Monument  

Despite having painfully cold fingers and toes, I decided to go up Calton Hill to see what it looked like in the snow. Well, I wasn’t disappointed.      

Arthur’s Seat covered in snow. Photo by Daniela Frendo.

Arthur’s Seat  

I was actually thinking of climbing Arthur’s Seat, but after freezing my toes off on Calton Hill I decided to pop into a coffee shop instead.      

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Edinburgh covered in snow. Photo by Daniela Frendo.

My favourite view of the city  

I thought I’d be the only crazy person to go up Calton Hill on such a cold, snowy day, so I was very surprised to see so many people on the hill. In fact, I had to wait for a few minutes until I could get a shot with no people in it. Well, I guess it was worth the wait.

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Daniela Frendo

Daniela Frendo

Hi! I'm a Maltese blogger based in Scotland. I created Grumpy Camel to help travellers connect with places through culture, history and cuisine.
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