If you don't want to walk all the way up Arthur's seta this is a good comprise. Will get good views ( though not as good)
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We took a taxi (£ 8.00) from our hotel Macdonald Holyrood to the entrance on A1 (Princess St). There is a long flight of stairs. I went up slowly since I injured my foot earlier in the day at Edinburgh Castle. I was very tired...More
To me, this is a must-visit while in Edinburgh. There is a gradual walking path to the top or about 100 steps will get you there in a third of the time. There are some wonderful monuments and you will be rewarded with a great...More
This hill is quite a treasure situated in the centre of the city. Easy to access and if you are up for some great exercise, picnic and a 360 view of Edinburgh, this will certainly delight.
Well since Edinburgh is all about climbing hills, it would be rude not to visit Carlton Hill! The views on a clear day are great, and if you are feeling a little adventurous you can take a running jump and sit on the National Monument,...More
This place is close to the city center even though it is very quiet! I enjoyed the view and the relaxing atmosphere. If you arrive in Edinburgh, I think that you shoud arrive here :)
We absolutely loved our walk, post-dinner, up to Calton Hill. We timed it just right to see Edinburgh at sunset. That location gives perfect views over the city with a stillness that cannot be experienced in many places. Wonderful and highly recommended.
If you're out of shape, be forewarned. The walk is a steep hike uphill and you should pace yourself. I know, because that's what happened to me. I laugh about it now, but I felt my heart was going to burst. Be sure to wear...More