Located above the east end of Princess Street this has amazing views of the city without having to walk too far such as other vantage points like Arthur Seat or the Craggs.
Dugald Stewart Monument
This memorial to the philosopher and founder of the Royal Society of Edinburgh gazes out to Edinburgh Castle. Perfect Spot for those Instagram photos!
The old Observatory, the Playfair building and the Gothic Tower.
Scottish National Monument
The “Athens of the North”. This folly was built to commemorate those who lost their lives in the Napoleonic wars.
How to get there
From the east end of princess street (near Waverley Station or the Balmoral Hotel) keep walking until you reach Waterloo place. The road veers around to the left. You should see steps to your left. After that follow the path and within 5 minutes you should be at the top. If mobility is limited there is an access road further on that you can also follow. This is located just past the steps.
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