REVIEW – National Museum roof garden, 7th Floor

There are many places around Edinburgh to get a great view of the skyline, but one of the more unusual ones is from the 7th floor roof garden at the National Museum on Chambers Street.

Edinburgh skyline and roof garden

The roof garden is open from 1000 -1645 hrs every day, yet is often missed by visitors to the museum.  The garden tells of the Scottish landscapes in the middle of the city: coastal plants face the Firth of Forth, summit vegetation as you look up to Edinburgh Castle and a sunken platter displays typical bog vegtation.

Sunken planter and bog vegetation

There are signs and pictures telling you what the buildings are in each direction, but if you’re an Edinburgh resident, you should know most of them without looking.

Rooftops of Edinburgh

You can access the 7th floor garden by lift or from the 5th floor you can walk up via two outdoor staircases. Well worth a trip to the top even if you don’t have time to spend in the museum and best of all, it’s free.

A unique 360 degree view of Edinburgh city centre and its wonderful skyline.

Eye level with McEwan Hall

Over the Old Town to Calton Hill

Arthur’s Seat

Close up of the Castle

And to finish this article off, here is one of Keith’s excellent shots from the roof garden.

Museum roof garden

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