After an over 7 hour long trip, we have arrived at our first overnight destination.
Edinburgh is definitely a beautiful city, but I can’t say it’s easy to enjoy it at night, which is when we arrived at the hotel. Our hotel room’s window was ‘almost’ facing the Holyrood / Quin’s Park – yes I said almost and here is why. Although we could look in the general direction of the park, it is located on the other side of a little hill which was blocking our view, so even though it was so near we could not really enjoy the view. This did not break our spirits though because we have had a long list of places we wanted to visit starting from the Arthur’s Seat in the Holyrood Park.
As soon as we woke up and had a lovely, tasty breakfast prepared by the hotel owner just for us, we left the hotel room to start site seeing. I must mention that the breakfast was an experience of it’s own because we were the only two guests that day and so we have had the whole dining room and in fact the whole hotel to ourselves. With full stomachs, we began walking uphill towards the park.
Our first destination looked to be really near, well at least it did on the map, so we departed with a plan to reach the peak of Edinburgh (Arthur’s Seat) before noon. The stunning views in the Quin’s Park made our well underestimated in terms of length and difficulty climb, amazing and really rewarding. I must admit that it wasn’t easy to reach the top but all the struggle did not matter when we saw the view from Arthur’s Seat.
It’s very easy to underestimate haw far and how much one can see from a hill when everything surrounding the ascent is flat. This off course was the case at the Arthur’s Seat. We were able to see most if not all of the Edinburgh and in some place even beyond it. The beautiful sun rise and a little bit of mist in some place made the view of the city even more picturesque. It’s difficult to express the magnificence of our view from the top of the Arthur’s Seat in words, so I hope the photos will do it justice.
Photos : Konrad K. / Me