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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A closer in shot of Calton Hill with the Dugald Strewart, Old Observatory House and Nelson Monument.
Now you can see just how steep this path is, flip flops or slidey bottomed trainers not advisable.
A nice wide view of Holyrood with Holyrood Palace, Scottish Parliament, Dynamic Earth and Calton Hill above all visible.
A bit closer in on Dynamic Earth and the Parliament, on the left is the Scotsman Newspaper buildings.
A closer view of the crazy Parliament building from high up.
And a closer view of the Queen’s weekend retreat, Holyrood Palace.
And to finish off with, Easter Road stadium, deep in the heart of Leith the home of Hibs football team.
Next post, we’ll start to head to the inside of the Crags.