Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags part 3

Time now to continue on around the Radical Road and pick up the views from the North facing side of the Crags.

The view of the Castle changes from here, rather than the spire of the Hub off to the right it’s now in front of the Castle.

Castle Straight on view

Castle Straight on view

The view to the new town changes as well. Again, focusing on the Balmoral Hotel and Waverley Gate, the roof of Waverley Station is underneath.

New town

New town

A great view now to the Scottish Government building of New St Andrews House with Calton Hill above on the right hand side. The walls of the old Calton Gaol that previously stood on the site are very visible in this shot.

St Andrews House

St Andrews House

Millionaires Row, or Regents Terrace as it’s known. You need to have a few quid to live in these classic Edinburgh townhouses, the huge old graveyard of the Canongate Kirk below. I actually reckon this graveyard is creepier than Greyfriars.

Regents Terrace

Regents Terrace

A good clear view now of Calton Hill, the the Dugald Stewart Monument, Old Observatory House, Nelson Monument, the Old city observatory and the National Monument all in a row.

Calton Hill

Calton Hill

A closer in shot of Calton Hill with the Dugald Strewart, Old Observatory House and Nelson Monument.

Calton Close up

Calton Close up

Now you can see just how steep this path is, flip flops or slidey bottomed trainers not advisable.

Now thats steep

Now thats steep

A nice wide view of Holyrood with Holyrood Palace, Scottish Parliament, Dynamic Earth and Calton Hill above all visible.

Holyrood

Holyrood

A bit closer in on Dynamic Earth and the Parliament, on the left is the Scotsman Newspaper buildings.

Dynamic Earth and Holyrood

Dynamic Earth and Holyrood

A closer view of the crazy Parliament building from high up.

Parliament

Parliament

And a closer view of the Queen’s weekend retreat, Holyrood Palace.

Holyrood Palace

Holyrood Palace

And to finish off with, Easter Road stadium, deep in the heart of Leith the home of Hibs football team.

Easter Road

Easter Road

Next post, we’ll start to head to the inside of the Crags.

 

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4 thoughts on “Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags part 3

  1. The cemetery beneath Regents Terrace is the Calton Cemetery and New Calton burial ground. The Cannongate Kirk and Graveyard are half way up the mile.

    Fantastic pictures nonetheless

  2. No probs, am loving the pictures. I have recently just started taking a camera with me around Edinburgh. I love the city and walk somewhere in the city most weekends. Have just had a few days off work and took a trip down Cramond/River Almond, Arthurs seat/Innocent railway and Dean village and collected some nice shots. I only have a Nikon Coolpix L120 but works for me.

    Obviously you are at a far higher level. Can I ask what equipment you use? Happy if you reply by email (assume you can see it as I have to log it to comment.)

    • Hi George, most of the pics are taken with a Nikon d7000 and Nikon 18-200mm lens for some versatility. I’ve also used my Nikon D90 and 50mm f1.8, 70-200mm f2.8, 10-20mm, lensbaby and digital Holga lenses at various times too.

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