The Best Views in Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, is always high on the list of beautiful cities around the world and it is no wonder why. The breath-taking skyline takes in the towering Edinburgh Castle, the ancient volcanic Arthur’s Seat, jarring architecture of the UNESCO heritage sites of the New and Old Towns and the sweeping Pentland Hills off to the south. Edinburgh is a photographer’s dream and we’d like to give you some tips on where to go to capture the best views of the city during your visit.
Food with a view
All that walking and fresh air will help build up an appetite. There are some places to fuel up that offer spectacular views across the city as you dine.
A place to relax
After a day of hiking around and taking in glorious views of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, you will want somewhere welcoming and comfortable to relax for the night. Edinburgh First offer two great hotels and some superb self-catered apartments that are perfect for any stay in Scotland’s capital.
Located in peaceful landscaped grounds adjoining Holyrood Park (in the shadows of Arthur’s Seat) is Salisbury Green Hotel and Bistro. You can choose between the recently refurbished rooms of Masson House or the more traditional 18th Century Mansion House next door. This hotel is within easy walking distance of the Old Town and the city’s other major attractions.
KM Central boasts modern and stylish rooms, perfect for relaxing after a day of fresh air and walking. Based even closer to the centre of town with Princes Street and the Royal Mile just a short walk away this is an ideal hotel for any sightseeing trip.
Next door to KM Central are our Richmond Place Apartments offering studio and one-bed apartments. Perfect for longer stays, they offer more space, freedom and flexibility than a hotel.
Our recommendations combine great walks, fresh air and wide landscaped views but walking around the Old and New Towns can also provide some fascinating photographic opportunities that you will not want to miss. The history, the architecture and the surrounding landscape make Edinburgh a dream destination for any keen photographer.