Edinburgh Off The Beaten Path

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    lovely sunny August day
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    Rail Bridge, seen from S Queensferry
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    Heriots school - Edinburgh
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Edinburgh

  • 1. Surroundings

    A self guided audio tour in 15 languages is offered on the Royal Yacht Britannia. Adult price is £9.00 children £5.00 Over 60's £7.00. Opening times are April - October 9.30 - 4.30 November - March...

  • 2. Many Miles From Edinburgh...

    There were several bonny sections of gorse, as pictured, near where we started, at Flotterstone. This is about 7 miles/11km south from the centre of Edinburgh. There is a small visitor centre here,...

  • 3. Old Town - General

    Edinburgh is a beautiful city with an enticing, yet often very dark history. Just as most old European cities, every street corner tells a story of murder, intrigue, execution, plague & poverty,...

  • 4. Arthur's Seat

    This is Arthur's Seat, the highest protrusion rising above Edinburgh in Holyrood Park, as seen from my son's kitchen window on South Oxford Street. For some more views, please see my Views of...

  • 5. Royal Mile

    Just outside St. Giles Cathedral, near the building's west door, on the Royal Mile is a heart-shaped mosaic sent into the cobbles. It marks the site of the old Tollbooth (15th century prison) where...

  • 6. South Queensferry

    One of the most spectacular man-made landmarks in Scotland is the Forth Rail Bridge. The bridge is 2.5 km long and the world’s first major steel bridge, with its gigantic girder spans of 521 m. It...

  • 7. Greyfriars

    In order to locate the statue of Greyfriars Bobby, locate the Greyfriars Bobby Pub, turn your back to it and you should see the statue. It was much smaller than I thought it would be, I walked right...

  • 8. Miscellaneous

    Duddingston Village is situated only a mile from Edinburgh's City Centre. Bordered on one side by Duddingston Loch and on the other by Arthur's Seat, it has preserved its rural character and remains...

  • 9. Princes Street

    Arthur's Seat is an extinct volcano within the grounds of Holyrood Park, and makes up one of the 7 hills of Edinburgh. From certain viewing angles, Arthur's Seat also resembles a crouching lion. This...

  • 10. Dean / Stockbridge

    The walk normally follows the river from |Belarno to Leith. We began our walk at Stockbridge and followed it to the Gallery of Modern Art. The walk takes you under the Dene, under Dean Bridge and...

  • 11. Art & Culture

    Be sure to visit the new Parliament Building at Holyrood. Its not obvious that the public are allowed in, and once inside it is easy to miss the debating chamber which is a model of what modern...

  • 12. General Views

    Walking in Lauriston pl, at night, in search of a place with live music, (I found it!), we passed by a well illuminated building that we couldn't identify. Only back home I discovered that it is...

  • 13. Calton Hill

    No disrespect intended to the citizens of the Ukraine. The plaque in the photograph commemorates a 1000 years of Christianity in the Ukraine. 988 - 1988 Saint Wolodymyr the Great - Ruler of...

  • 14. Tours etc.

    We took friends who were visiting from the States on the Hairy Coo tour as part of their holiday in Scotland. Not having visited the Highlands yet ourselves, it was also a great chance for us to see...

  • 15. Edinburgh Castle

    Instead of taking a walk up the street (which is rather steep anyway), take one of the paths up the hill in front of the Castle. It provides a beautiful panorama of Edinburgh, and is suprisingly...

  • 16. New Town - General

    This footpath runs from Balerno for 12 miles down to The Shore at Leith. I haven't walked it's entire length (just Roseburn to Botanic Gardens) but it's a great place to get away from the bustle of...

  • 17. Scott Monument

    thought I'd go ahead and add a couple views from the castle. This is looking north. Sir Scott's monument is the interesting sculpture with the spires. The train station is the place to the right with...

  • 18. Shopping

    'Cult Clothing'. This is a 'skateboard' clothes shop but is very very good. You can really find some cool clothes though prices aren't cheap, but aren't too bad. It can be found at Northbridge.

  • 20. The Scotman Steps

    The Scotman Steps were originally built at the end of the 19th Century as part of the Scotman Newspaper office. Over time they became a target for graffiti...

  • 21. St Andrew Square

    St Andrew Square is situated in the City Centre. Construction began in 1772 towards part of the New Town deigned by James Craig. St Andrew Square, at the time,...

  • 22. a walk on the wild side

    You can walk across the Forth Road Bridge (or cycle). Not on the traffic lanes, but the pedestrian/cycle lanes on either side. It's 1.5 miles in each direction,...

  • 23. Pink Triangle has many hearts all good stuff

    visited the nondescript offices of the "gay centre" the world's first outside the u.s.a. to find an energetic buzz of activists helping highland ministers...


    sT. aNDREWS by leith links has powerful architecture but the real power is in the website, community of active workers and a general buzz of getting on with...

  • 25. Scotlands Oldest Inhabited House

    We were staying in Peebles for a week and were meeting up with an old nursing mate of mine. So we were looking for somewhere to meet when she suggested Tarquair...

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