After our Harry Potter themed adventure, we decided to catch a few more of the “big sites” in Edinburgh, starting with Calton Hill. You can find quite a few interesting sites up on the beautiful vantage point.
The trip up the hill is worth the views alone! The unfinished National monument makes a nice place to take a picnic and soak in the glorious views .
After exploring Calton Hill, we made our way back down the slope, and towards Scott Monument. Scott Monument is a Victorian Gothic monument to the author Sir Walter Scott. The entrance price was 5 pound, but we would definitely say that the views from the top are worth the price!!!
The climb is an intense 287 steps, and the space is pretty cramped. There is certainly not enough space to pass someone on the steps, so we had to call up the stairwell to make sure that no one was making the descent, before we ascended.
Our last stop on our Edinburgh adventure was the historic Dean Village. Dean Village means “deep valley” and is located on the Water of Leith. This beautifully picturesque village used to be a grain milling district (because the river currents would drive the mills). The entire area looks like a postcard. You should not miss this incredible (somewhat) hidden gem in Edinburgh!!!