Edinburgh's Hills

These articles about Edinburgh's hills

  • The Seven Hills

    Edinburgh is built on and surrounded by hills and to these it owes in a large measure its picturesque character. Traditionally there are said to be seven... more »
  • Castle Rock

    Chief amongst Edinburgh's hills is the Castle Rock. In a very real sense the city may be said to be founded on a rock... more »
  • Arthur's Seat

    Arthur's Seat is the main peak of the group of hills in Holyrood Park and it towers over 800 ft above the city. The perpendicular cliffs of the crags face the west, unchanged from those prehistoric times when they were thrown up in a cataclysm of fire... more »
  • Calton Hill

    Calton Hill is Edinburgh's answer to the Acropolis of Athens. The hill, commanding the long vista of Princes Street, carries with its monuments a remarkable suggestion of the classic world and is home to many important buildings including St Andrew's House, the headquarters of the Scottish Government and the Scottish Parliament Building and Holyrood Palace at the base of the hill... more »
  • Blackford Hill

    When "the broom is blowin' bonnie" Blackford Hill affords a spectacle of colour of extraordinary richness. Its green bulk is then embossed with gold... more »
  • The Braid Hills

    The Braid Hills from a largely open space to the south-western edge of Edinburgh. Owing to its golf course, the hills are associated, not only in Edinburgh but all over Scotland, with the national game of golf... more »
  • Craiglockhart Hills

    The hills of Craiglockhart and Corstorphine stand as sentinels guarding the western approach of Greater Edinburgh and offer fantastic views over the city. They rise on either side of the fruitful valley, in which are laid the great lines of communication leading through the centre of Scotland to Glasgow... more »
  • Corstorphine Hill

    Across the vale rise the pleasantly wooded heights of Corstorphine Hill, on whose southern slopes are established the gardens of Edinburgh Zoo, run by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. These Gardens constitute one of the most interesting features of the modern attractions of Edinburgh... more »