Let’s face it – there’s no hiding the fact that I’m a city girl through and through and if there’s not about three Starbucks within a 5 minute walk from each other I don’t feel at home. However, it’s nice to escape the hustle and bustle of town and get fresh air doing something other than making my way down Princes Street.

Alas, the beauty of Edinburgh – there’s plenty of spots that make you feel like you’re away from the city centre (even though you’re totally not) and at least I can pretend to be that outdoorsy country-girl we all know I’m not. Keep on scrollin’ for a few of my favourite places (with the best views) in Edinburgh.





Calton Hill. Literally a five minute walk from Waverley Station, and a very short and easy climb, Calton Hill has one of the best views of Edinburgh.

Arthur’s Seat. This one involves a bit more effort, with a much longer and steeper climb. But it’s totally worth it when you get to the top – plus you can work up an appetite before devouring a burger and sweet potato fries at Holyrood 9A (seriously, you’ll have earned it).

The Botanical Gardens. I’m no plant or enthusiast nor do I have any interest in gardening, but I do enjoy a stroll through down to the Botanical Gardens – making sure I stop for lunch in Stockbridge on the way, obviously.

Museum of Modern Art. Ok, this isn’t a walk in the countryside, but it does have very pretty grounds, particularly when it’s sunny.

Inverleith Park. When the sun is shining, you can walk up the avenue of trees and sit on the grass and admire the view of Edinburgh’s unique skyline.


dsc_0540Where are your favourite spots in Edinburgh?

Posted by:Rebecca

Hello! I'm a pint-sized marketing graduate in Edinburgh. I spend too much time scrolling through Instagram, drinking copious amounts of coffee and thinking about what colour of lipstick works best with my outfit.

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