Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh
Favorite thing: It is an easy walking and takes around two hours. At the top you will have an excellent view of the town. You can start from the Queen's Drive. It is located at the back of The Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Favorite thing: check out the flat plateau on a hilltop, Arthur Seat. It’s an extinct volcano right in the middle of town. What’s so special about this site … well, it’s where the race in the Chariots Of Fire was filmed.
Take a hike up Arthurs Seat. Situated in Holyrood Park this hill provides some of the most spectacular views of the city...and its FREE.
Fondest memory: Every International Festival Fringe is as special as the last. To ensure you see Edinburgh at its best visit when this Art/Music/Theatre/Book/Comedy festival is on (first 3 weeks in August). The city is alive with entertainers, music and smiling faces.
although it's a bit of a tourist magnet, visit the Castle, not only for the castle itself, but for the views of the city from the battlements.
Fondest memory: Sitting on top of Arthur's Seat at the start of a perfect clear blue sky day and watching the sun rise.
Watching the end of the festival fireworks in Princes Street Gardens - set to classical music and with the castle as a spectacular backdrop.
Hike to the top of Arthur's seat. Its just outside the city, and the hike isn't too high at all. Once you've reached the top, you'll be blown away by the winds (literally - so be careful), and the view is spectacular as well.
Fondest memory: Take a tour of William Wallace's castle and experience the history of Braveheart.
Go and sit on Arthur's Seat - a steep hill in the middle of a park - and wait for the sun to come up. You can choose the hard way up to the front of the hill, but when you go halfway around it there is a path up the hill.
Here's my memory:
It's just some morning in spring. The year is 1996. I've been living in Edinburgh for 6 months now, studying at Edinburgh University. And it feels great, looking out over 'my' new home like this, as it comes alive and starts a new day.
This is a comment I'm adding later: the legend goes that when you climb to the top of the Seat before a sunrise in May, you become attractive and will surely find a person to love. I only just heard about this story, of course I never had any need for it because I'm stunningly beautiful without any magic having been performed.
Fondest memory: Edinburgh is really diverse. It's hard to say what I miss. There are so many things to see and do. I do miss lying around in the Meadows, a park near the university and playing frisbee over and over again.
Favorite thing: On the left is Arthur's Seat - a huge inactive volcano. Edinburgh is built on 4 major old volcanos, each making it into a huge hill. This view is looking South East.