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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Dora in Edinburgh






Edinburgh is an amazing city steeped in history, culture, nature and architecture. Here are several highlights of Scotland's majestic capital that no first-time visitor should miss. 








The magnificent Edinburgh Castle dominates the city skyline and is Scotland's most popular attraction. The castle looks particularly enchanting in spring when lush flowers and shrubs softly encircle it.  This 12th-century fortress is perched atop an extinct volcano. The Castle Rock is a volcanic plug in the middle of Edinburgh upon which Edinburgh Castle sits.








The panoramic  views from the Castle's battlements are one of the highlights of a visit to Edinburgh Castle.  Dramatic views to the west, south and east can be seen from other parts of the castle, but the view to the north is particularly breathtaking. The views over the city are pretty spectacular, and there is so much to take in, including the National Museum of War, the National War Monument and the Honours of Scotland, the county's Crown Jewels.



Perched on top of an extinct volcano, the Castle and its Esplanade offers unparalleled views of Edinburgh. Once inside you can explore some of the oldest and most important buildings of the city, including St Margaret's Chapel, The National War Memorial and the Half Moon Battery. The regal Crown Square is a real highlight, where you will find the magnificent Grand Hall and Scotland's Crown Jewels - including the famous Stone of Destiny.  - See more at: http://edinburgh.org/discover/must-see/top-attractions/#sthash.HO7G5bTo.dpuf



The picture below shows the Edinburgh Castle courtyard and the Statue of Earl Haig. 














Edinburgh has got many tales to tell. But I call Edinburgh a city of two tales: a New and an Old one. You will understand what I mean if you make your way to the Arthur's Seat (Edinburgh main mountain). Getting into the Artur's Seat is a must, especially if you want to experience a proper hillwalk in the heart of the city. Arthur's Seat's rocky summit towers over Edinburgh, with fabulous views in all directions, and the extensive parkland surrounding it is an oasis of calm as a retreat from the busy city. The views stretching from the Arthur's Seat are simply stunning. You can see the Old and New Edinburgh from the top of the mountain. The two pictures below aim to illustrate the spectacular panorama and architectural duplicity of Scotland's capital.











 
Perched on top of an extinct volcano, the Castle and its Esplanade offers unparalleled views of Edinburgh. Once inside you can explore some of the oldest and most important buildings of the city, including St Margaret's Chapel, The National War Memorial and the Half Moon Battery. The regal Crown Square is a real highlight, where you will find the magnificent Grand Hall and Scotland's Crown Jewels - including the famous Stone of Destiny.  - See more at: http://edinburgh.org/discover/must-see/top-attractions/#sthash.HO7G5bTo.dpuf