Calton Hill

Edinburgh sunrise 31st December 2014

Sometimes you’ve just got to see the positive side of your car breaking down. Pulled the car over in Waterloo Place, unable to drive a metre further and phoned the RAC. As I was waiting on them, I nipped up Calton Hill to witness the most incredible sunrise I have ever seen in Edinburgh. Had […]

 
 

PHOTOS – The 2013 Torchlight Procession in Edinburgh

  Tonight saw the Torchlight Procession snake its way through Edinburgh again and raise thousands of pounds for charity in the process. Here are a selection of our photographs from the event. Picture credits: Richard Dyson of Trixta Photography Some other pics of ours from the evening (mainly iPhone) And this cracker from Mo Thomson […]

 
 

REVIEW – Nelson Monument, Calton Hill, Edinburgh

The Nelson Monument is in honour of Admiral Lord Nelson’s victory and death at the battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805. The monument was erected in 1807 and stands 30 metres high.  There are 143 steps to reach the top of the public access and a further 27 that are private.  The viewing platform is […]

Views from the Nelson Monument
 
 

PHOTOS – A walk up Calton Hill on Good Friday

  Today we were out about about enjoying the blue skies that have returned to Edinburgh. Taking family and friends for a walk, we headed up Calton Hill via Regent Road. Taking a walk up Calton Hill and enjoying the views really is one of the best free activities you can do in Edinburgh. Enjoy […]

 
 

PHOTOS – Edinburgh in the snow, March 2013

  We love when it snows in Edinburgh. Today saw the whole of the city covered in snow despite promising signs of Spring last week. We were out and about capturing as many snowy scenes as we could today and got caught in more than one snow shower! All pictures are unedited and were taken […]

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PHOTO – Inside Old Observatory House, Calton Hill

As part of the excellent Doors Open Days in Edinburgh, Old Observatory House on Calton Hill was opened to the public. Old Observatory Housethe is the oldest of the buildings on Calton Hill and was designed by James Craig, architect of the layout of the New Town and wascompleted in 1872.  It was intended to be used […]

PHOTO – Calton Hill sunset

One of the best things to do for free in Edinburgh is to take a stroll up Calton Hill and soak in 360 degree views. This evening we took a stroll up for some exercise, but were rewarded with a lovely sunset which we captured in pictures. As ever, the photos are unedited and the […]

REVIEW – The Edinburgh Pass

Edinburgh Spotlight tests out the Edinburgh Pass The Edinburgh Pass is the top tourist attraction pass for those visiting Edinburgh. We thought we would use our local knowledge and give a shot at cramming in as much as possible to get value for money.         You can buy the pass online, at one of the various Visit Scotland Tourist […]

REVIEW – Nelson Monument, Calton Hill, Edinburgh

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Magnificent views from Nelson Monument The Nelson Monument is in honour of Admiral Lord Nelson’s victory and death at the battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805. The monument was erected in 1807 and stands 30 metres high.  There are 143 steps to reach the top of the public access and a further 27 that […]

EVENT – Beltane Fire Festival, 30th April 2011.

Beltane Fire Festival – Saturday 30th April 2011, 9pm. A night-time event culminating in a spectacular finale on Calton Hill, the Beltane Fire Festival  takes place on Saturday 30th April. Celebrate the start of summer at this legendary Festival which a unique and wild procession of fire, drumming and revelry on Calton Hill. Witness this spectacular revival of the […]