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Top 5 spots in Edinburgh for the best profile selfie

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by Saskia Nelson match.com blogger
Top 5 spots in Edinburgh for the best profile selfie

The best selfie profile photos are the ones that surprise, delight or intrigue, whilst revealing a little bit about who you are. Check out these beautiful spots in Edinburgh to take the best selfies, they double up as cool places for a date too!

1. Portobello Palm Tree

If you want to attract hipsters, or someone with a strong sense of fun and adventure, then head down to Portobello Palm Tree. Beach, check. Palm tree, check. Caribbean shack, check. What’s not to love? The Portobello Palm Tree brings a touch of the tropical to Edinburgh. Food is served on palm leaves instead of plates and al fresco drinking is all the rage but since beach-perfect weather isn’t always guaranteed in Edinburgh, you can take shelter in the Caribbean shack. You’ll definitely intrigue people with your exotic selfie.

2. The viewing platform at Edinburgh Zoo

The zoo is one of Scotland’s major visitor attractions and a great location for your dating profile selfie, particularly if you want to attract animal lovers. Head to the viewing platform at the back where it’s exceptionally lush and green, you’ll be able to get a snap with zebras roaming in the background. How is that for a talking point? Or try and catch the daily penguin parade – apparently people can’t help but laugh when they see a penguin, a great reason to get them in the shot.

3. Mary’s Milk Bar

If you’re keen to attract a foodie, you could try heading to the very cool Mary’s Milk Bar, a cult ice-cream place tucked into the lively Grassmarket with a fantastic view of Edinburgh Castle. Mary’s Milk Bar evokes glamour of a bygone age with its flaming cornetto lamps and gleaming formica stretching out wherever you look. Given that the menu boasts fresh gelato and chocolate in many tempting forms: milkshakes, Sunday specials, platters of truffles, you can be sure that foodies will love your selfie featuring Mary’s Milk Bar delights In the shot. While you’re there, you may as well treat yourself to their soft and creamy gelato too. See all the best Edinburgh restaurants for a date.

4. Dynamic Earth

If you want to attract more of the sophisticated type, try heading down to Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh’s science museum, which focuses on geology through the ages. With its spectacular backdrop of Salisbury Crags and the impressive canopy structure, Dynamic Earth’s unique setting and vibe can create some intriguing backdrops for your selfies.

 5. Wild West Edinburgh

If attracting someone quirky is more up your street, head to the Wild West Street. Sadly it isn’t looking as slick as it used to, but it will still provide some really cool backdrops for your selfies. Having been created by top talented Euro Disney employees, the signage and paint effects are very authentic. Apparently there are still many residents of Edinburgh who aren’t aware of this part of town, so it should definitely give people a reason to get in touch with you.

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