Calton Hill is open to all during daylight hours and is free of charge. Take the steps up from Regent Road and then choose ... More
Calton Hill is open to all during daylight hours and is free of charge. Take the steps up from Regent Road and then choose between more steps or a more gentle walk along the path. There are magnificent views of Fife, Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth from the summit, and the definitive view of Princes Street. The hill is the stage for the epic Beltane Festival celebrations at midsummer, with drumming, partying and a colourful pageant ushering in the new season. Monuments at the top include the Nelson Monument and a part-reproduction of the Parthenon, intended to commemorate the war dead in the Napoleonic wars. Alas, it ran out of funding and has become known as Edinburgh's Folly.
Each year I go to Edinburgh I walk Carlton Hill a couple of times. The climb is moderate but the reward for the view is amazing! On a clear day it's amazing to look down on Edinburgh and even when the day is furled with a bit of mist the perspective of the city is wonderful.
Castle Apartments allow you to live like a local while visiting the capital of Scotland. Full kitchens with ovens and
microwaves are standard in Castle Apartments and a complimentary welcome pack provides food for the first morning. Headquartered just ...
In contrast to the stark and ultra trendy contemporary art galleries, Ingleby Gallery has a comfortable and luxurious feel. The
Ingleby ambiance makes the contemplation of fine art a real joy. Howard Hodgkin, Callum Innes and lesser known names ...
The Scottish Gallery, established in 1842, is Scotland's oldest commercial gallery and is a great place to find contemporary paintings,
sculpture, ceramics and jewelery. It is beautifully laid out, making it a joy to browse and contemplate work by ...
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