Monday 24 August 2020

Calton Hill

 We've got a few days off so are spending time in greenspaces around Edinburgh. Today we visited Calton Hill - along with Arthur's Seat and Castle Rock, one of Edinburgh's hills formed from ancient (now extinct) volcanoes. It has a really interesting history (that you can read about here) and is most famous for its follies, unfinished monuments and other interesting buildings, which are always photogenic. 

Above: National Monument with the Nelson Monument to the right.

Above: National Monument with the City Observatory to the right.

National Monument above and City Observatory below.

Above: Nelson Monument.

The hill also offers wonderful views across Edinburgh and to Arthur's Seat

You can read about our weekend wander round Arthur's Seat in this blogpost.


Caroline Gill said...

This all looks very atmospheric, CGP! I hope you have a lovely staycation.

sage said...

can you climb Nelson Monument? I have been there, but don't remember being able to climb it--I would have as I tend to like to do heights.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks Caroline!

Hi Sage - there are 143 steps inside leading to a public viewing gallery, but I think the building is only open at certain times. I've never climbed it as i don't like climbing spiral staircases!

Lowcarb team member said...

Very nice photographs.

All the best Jan