So you want to explore the best viewpoints in Edinburgh? Let’s go sightseeing with these our very own round up of top five places-to-go. Edinburgh is rich in culture and history, and there are plenty of places which spark your imagination and amazing views suitable for the whole family.
Arthur’s Seat is a great place to go to in Edinburgh, it makes the chief hill in a group which make up Holyrood park situated across from Holyrood Palace. It’s a great adventure for those who dare to take the journey up and see across the land.
Edinburgh Castle is a favorite! It’s a must visit for anybody who visits Edinburgh. One of the most recognizable icons of Edinburgh, the castle is a firm favourite with both tourists and locals alike. The castle as it stands dates back to the 12th Century AD. It is still in use but also has tours which you can go on and see the inside of the castle and explore the grounds. Did we mention its position on the top of the Royal Mile? Capture the panoramic views of Edinburgh from the castle itself.
Just like the Castle, Edinburgh’s Royal Mile is a must see attraction for any visitor coming to the city. The royal mile is a concatenation of streets, fashioning the central thoroughfare of the Old Town in Edinburgh. Its only rival being Princes Street makes the Royal Mile a must-see! Climb to the top of the Royal Mile and observe the Old Town from a prime vantage point.
The Scottish Parliament
The building was constructed in June 1999. The first debate held in the new building in 2004 on September 7th. Now a fundamental landmark to the citizens of Edinburgh, the formal opening of the building was held by Queen Elizabeth on October 9th 2004. The modern architecture creates a stunning ambiance in the UNESCO national heritage site. It’s the perfect collision of architectural history.
The Royal Botanic Gardens (RBGE)
The Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh is a wonderful shower of flowers, a beautiful collection of plants grown all around the world, from flowers to herbs. From Ferns to Acorns, the RBGE has something to offer everyone, and when you need a rest from the walking why not sit in and have a cuppa’ at the Terrace café? Or if you’re feeling peckish you can stop at the Gateway restaurant. Flowers and food, who would have thought the two could go so well together?
Visiting the Best Viewpoints in Edinburgh
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