🏴 🏴 🏴
We started in the evening from London . This was a night bus from Victoria terminus to Edinburg. We reached Edinburgh in the morning . Our first destination was Calton Hill , one of Edinburgh’s main hills, set right in the city centre. It is unmistakable with its Athenian acropolis poking above the skyline.
There are two observatories . Nelson monument is situated on top of Calton hill which was constructed to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
Latter in the day we walked across the town to visit Edinburgh castle. This castle is on of the UK’s top most heritage site. The castle houses crown jewels of Scotland, the stone of destiny. It has a complex building history. The oldest part, St Margaret’s Chapel, dates from the 12th century; the Great Hall was erected by James IV around 1510; the Half Moon Battery by the Regent Morton in the late 16th century; and the Scottish National War Memorial after the First World War.
Later in the day we checked in to our hotel . In the evening we went for a stroll and bought food from an Indian take away. It was really good .
Next morning we left for Aurther seat . I climbed to the top . It has a nice panoramic view across the Edinburgh.
Arthur Seat is part Salisbury Crags which can be accessed from Holyrood park . It is dormant volcano in middle of the city. The remains of St Anthony’s chapel, which is the only building to stand within Holyrood Park.
From there we left for Seahouses.