Capital art: Striking paintings of Edinburgh's illustrious past
16 August 2018
Edinburgh is a city of iconic landmarks. As the Scottish capital welcomes the world this August for the Edinburgh Festivals we take a look how sights including Edinburgh Castle, the Grassmarket and Princes Street have been captured by artists.
The ancient Scottish capital provides a unique backdrop to the Edinburgh Festivals, with the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo taking over the Castle esplanade, Fringe shows in University buildings and crowds of people streaming along Princes Street and the Grassmarket.
We took a look through the huge archive of paintings available at Art UK to see how these well-known spots used to look.