Calton Hill

The view tells you why Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Some of the city’s most recognisable structures are here – the Nelson Monument, the National Monument and the Dugald Stewart Monument. You might not recognise the names, but trust us, you’ll know them when you see them.

If your legs are up to it, you can also tackle the 187 steps to the top of the Nelson Monument for arguably the best views over the city.

To start your climb, head for the steps on Waterloo Place, a few minutes’ walk from Waverley.