As I wandered through the winding streets of Edinburgh, I found myself drawn to the great outdoors. The city is so rich in history and culture, but sometimes you just need a break from the hustle and bustle and take in the beauty of nature. So, I decided to make my way up to Calton Hill, a popular spot for tourists and locals alike to appreciate the breathtaking views of the city and the surrounding countryside. The area was quite busy, with a mix of tourists and locals all looking to take in the amazing views.
I made my way up the winding path to the top of the hill, taking in the fresh air and the sounds of birds chirping as I went. When I reached the summit, I was greeted with a panoramic view that took my breath away. The city of Edinburgh stretched out before me, with its winding streets and historic buildings surrounded by rolling hills and forests. It was an incredible sight.
At the top of the hill sits the Nelson Monument, a tall tower with a viewing platform offering even more stunning views of the city and the surrounding countryside. I decided to make my way up to the top of the monument, which involved a challenging climb up a seemingly endless series of stairs. But the views from the top were more than worth it. From the monument, I could see for miles in every direction, with a 360-degree view of Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside.
As I descended back down the hill, I couldn’t help but feel grateful for the opportunity to experience such beauty. Calton Hill is truly a special place, and one that I will definitely visit again in the future. And who knows, maybe next time I’ll be a bit more prepared for the climb to the top of the Nelson Monument – I definitely need to work on my fitness!