Not many capital cities are blessed with a microcosm of the nation’s best countryside all within the confines of a park. Edinburgh is an exception. With its 650 acres of hills, glens, lochs and patches of gorse, Holyrood Park is a typical highland landscape – but it’s tucked right on the edge of the busy capital.
And the crown jewel of Holyrood Park is Arthur’s Seat, with the sheer drop of Salisbury Crags curving around to the west. An extinct volcano named after the legendary King, Arthur’s Seat is the highest point in Edinburgh, rising up to a whopping 251 metres. No matter where you are in the city, you’ll see these craggy hills climbing into the Scottish sky.
This design shows Holyrood Park from a viewpoint near Edinburgh Castle, with the city’s spires and rooftops in between. Edinburgh is a city that has captured the hearts of so many – why not let it capture yours next time you’re drying the dishes!