Edinburgh Skyline – Scotland

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Edinburgh Skyline – Scotland

The parks highest point is Arthurs Seat, an ancient volcano, and sits 251m above sea level giving excellent view of the city; it is also the site of a large and well preserved fort. This is one of four hill forts dating from around 2000 years ago. With its diverse range of flora and geology it is also site of Special Scientific Interest.

Within the park you can also visit St Anthony’s Chapel – a 15th century medieval chapel, Salisbury Crags – a series of 150 foot cliff faces dominating Edinburgh’s skyline as well as Duddingston Loch – a fresh water loch rich in birdlife. (visitscotland.com)

About the shot: Hiking up the hill, the Arthur Seat gives you an unique and spectacular view over the skyline of Edinburgh. This picture was taken along the path over the east side of the hill, halfway to the top. The way to get to the top is quiet narrow and rocky, consequently finding a spot where to place the tripod isn’t as easy as it seems, especially during a busy day of summer.

Location

55°56’49.2″N 3°10’27.7″W