EDINBRUGH III: CALTON HILL AND ARTHUR’S SEAT

Hello my lovely readers πŸ™‚ How’s everything going?

Today I’m going to share with you my last post of my Edinburgh trip. This time we’ll be walking together through the new town, Calton hill and Arthur’s seat.

Edinburgh’s new town isΒ together with the old town a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Even though it’s called the new town it was built during the beggining of the XIX century, so it has a beautiful Neoclassic and Georgian style that reminded me to some Parisian buildings.

On the east part of the new town we find Calton Hill. From this hill you get a beautiful view of Edinburgh’s city and it has some beautiful neoclassic structures. We went up this hill during the day and at night and I’d totally recommend it.

After we went to Calton Hill, we went to Holyrood palace. Which isΒ is the official residence of the Queen in Scotland. Apparently the palace is full ofΒ of secret passages, tunnels and basements.

Right next to Holyrood palace it’s Arthur’s Seat.Β Arthur’s Seat is the main peak of the group of hills, itΒ rises above the city to a height of 250.5 m, it provides excellent panoramic views of the city and beyond. When I was walking around, it felt like I was in a mountain far away from the civilisation. It’s quite a hike (around an hour), but the views were totally worthy. We arrived at sunset and it was particularly beautiful.

This is the last post I’m going to write about Edinburgh, although there are so many more things I’ve left. All I want to say is that I absolutely loved Edinburgh, and I’d totally recommend visiting it. I really liked the contrasts of this city, when you visit it you feel like you are in different places, even though you are in the same city. In the Old Town you feel like you are in a medieval town, in Dean Village you feel like you are in a small village surrounded by a forest, in Arthur’s seat you feel like you are in a mountain away from civilisation and on the New Town you feel in aΒ Enlightenment city.

If you went to Edinburgh, did you hike to Arthur’s seat? What other city would you recommend me to visit?

xoxo Darly

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50 thoughts on “EDINBRUGH III: CALTON HILL AND ARTHUR’S SEAT

  1. Ahh looking at these photos make me miss Edinburgh already! I loved Calton Hill. I went a few summers ago, and we managed to catch a day when it was relatively sunny there. Have you been to Edinburgh Castle too? The views up there are great too!

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  2. This has been a lovely series on Edinburgh! When I visit, my first impulse will be to head to Arthur’s Seat, but all else about the Scottish capital will be on the itinerary, as well. It’ll not be for three years yet, but it’ll happen. As for cities I can recommend, from direct experience: Rouen, Normandy (my paternal ancestors’ hometown); Bruges and Ghent, BG and Luxembourg-Ville.

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  3. Your Edinburgh series was super helpful! I’ll be travelling there soon and will be sure to check out some of these locations. I’ll be blogging about it as well, so try to check it out when you get a chance πŸ™‚

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