Calton Hill and this wonderful city


My mum has been here these past few weeks, which has been lovely lovely lovely. Made all the lovelier by the fact that Edinburgh did a good job of really behaving itself for most of the two weeks and giving us some stunning weather, really making the city shine.

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So on one of my mum’s first days here we went up Calton Hill. You get the best views of the city from there.


On the way up we could see the Newtown buildings and beyond, as well as some lovely autumn colours on the tree tops.

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On of the things that really interest me about this time of year is the long shadows casting such interesting patterns across the ground.


Calton Hill has some lovely monuments and sites that add to the peaceful atmosphere.

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And you can look down and see every angle of the city, including the narrow buildings along the Royal Mile and elsewhere in Old Town.

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You also get a lovely view of Princes Street.

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Calton  Hill is popular but never really packed. People just stand and marvel at the views.

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6 thoughts on “Calton Hill and this wonderful city

    • Thank you 🙂 And thank you for commenting. I love reading and responding to comments and I’m glad you liked the photos. I just had a look around your lovely blog, I love the pictures you have on it. You live in America right? I realise it’s a long way but if you ever do get the chance, Edinburgh is a wonderful city. You can tell I love it can’t you? Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon 🙂

    • Thank you, it really was a lovely day. Thanks for the comment, I always like reading comments and looking at other people’s blogs. I love the title of your blog, so happy, so positive 🙂 Your kids are so sweet. Hope to see you around here again some time 🙂

    • Thank you and thanks for commenting 🙂 Just had a look around your blog, which is lovely! I am so jealous that you live in NY, it’s one of my favourite places. Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you back again soon 🙂

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