Where to Find the Best Views in Edinburgh
In the hilly city of Edinburgh, elevated viewpoints are plentiful, but it’s not just nature’s summits that offer bird's-eye views of the city. Several buildings and monuments with high-up observation decks also overlook the pretty-as-a-picture Old Town. Here are the best places to gaze out upon the Scottish capital.
"Great Scott! These views are fantastic."
Camera Obscura and the World of Illusions
Don't let your eyes deceive you.
For stunning scenery.
The highest point in Holyrood Park, Arthur’s Seat delivers one of Edinburgh’s most Instagram-ready vistas. Hop-on hop-off buses typically stop at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and from there it's a steep hike up to the top. Some tours drive passengers up to Dunsapie Loch, which offers a shorter and less strenuous route to Arthur’s Seat.
St. Giles Cathedral
A limited edition lookout.
Get the best Edinburgh views