Shot somewhere up high above Edinburgh, in Holyrood Park, on top of an extinct volcano 🌋 called Arthur’s Peak, one may be distracted by city views and miss the beauty that lies the other way.
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Arthur’s Seat Holyrood Park
May 13, 2019
With the height of 250 m above sea level, The Arthur's Seat provides you with an excellent view of the city of Edinburgh and beyond. Located at the Holyrood Park, this peak was not an easy hill to climb. Especially when I was there, the weather was unfriendly, super windy, with some rain and freeze feeling. The steps were rocky and slippery, however, we eventually managed to get to The Seat and the view from there was incredibly breathtaking. And I bet it'd be much wonderful in a dry, warm, Sunny day. 🏴🇬🇧💕
A walk through Holyrood Park (that was almost 3 hrs long and should therefore count as a hike). Amazing weather and incredible colours. Had a wee picnic before climbing up and down Arthur's Seat. Didn't see a single soul for the first hour, except for that creep in the bushes (see last picture).
One of my favourite wee lanes in Edinburgh...off the beaten track and next to Holyrood Palace and Park. It gives you the back in time feels from some angles 😉.
The building you see here is a 17th century corner-turreted L-plan house where you can find an interesting decorated ceiling of probably 1640s. Until recently divided into 2 flats for Palace gardening staff, but now restored by Historic Scotland as their regional office.
View from the slopes of Salisbury Crags towards Holyrood Palace, New...but already old...Calton Burial Ground, the abandoned Old Royal High School aka New Parliament House on Regent Road, Regent Terrace, National Monument of Scotland and last but not least Nelson Monument on top of Calton Hill...oh...and of course the famous, picturesque cranes of the new St. James Centre 😉
I like this different angle of the city. What about you?