We continued our sightseeing along Prince Street to Carlton Hill. In addition to the city's scenery, there are several buildings on the top of the mountain that can be called scenic spots but not charged. Among them is the National Memorial Hall, which is said to be built in memory of the soldiers killed in the Napoleonic War. This Greek Parthenon-like building was built in 1826, but it was not completed. Now only a row of huge pillars supporting the beams can be seen. The reason is that there is not enough money to raise, and now it is like "uncompleted project" staying at the top of Carlton Hill. Next to it is the Nelson Memorial Tower, which allows you to view Edinburgh downtown from the top, but requires a 5 pound ticket. On the top of the hill is the memorial Pavilion of the Scottish philosopher Dugard Stewart. Several stone pillars are beautifully shaped with domes, but they are surrounded by weeds. There is also a striking dome nearby, the Edinburgh Municipal Observatory, which is not open inside.
Walking eastward along Prince Street to the end, we came to Carlton Hill. There were two monuments on the hill. One was the National Monument built in 1822 to commemorate the soldiers killed in the Napoleonic War. But the monument only had a huge row of main pillars supporting the beams. It was said that the project was interrupted due to overdraft of the budget, but the semi-finished product became the unique beautiful scenery on the top of Carlton Hill. One is the Nelson Monument, built in memory of Admiral Nelson, and the other is a striking green dome building, the Edinburgh Municipal Observatory. Standing at the top of the hill, looking west, Edinburgh Castle stands tall, looking east, you can see the Atlantic Ocean...
Carlton Hill is the essence of Edinburgh tourism and the best place for me to overlook the whole landscape of Edinburgh. There are also many scenic spots around it, such as Hollywood Palace at the foot of the hill, Carlton Cemetery on the hill, National Monument, Nelson Monument and so on. Although it is not big or tall, it enriches the essence of Scotland's history and must not be missed here.
A group of people went to Calton Hill in Carlton Hill to watch the sunset. Only by walking along the streets and lanes can we notice that the streets in Edinburgh were originally paved with very old stones, and there were many unknown wildflowers blooming along the roadside. It took about half an hour to climb to the top of the mountain and find that the sunset was still some time away, but it was beautiful at that time. The whole city of Edinburgh has a panoramic view. The sea is shimmering with golden sunlight, and there are very strong blue skies and white clouds. The picky sons are always full of praise for their faces. Next to it is a building that resembles the ruins of the Parthenon in Greece. On the Internet, it is said that it was in memory of the soldiers who died in Napoleon's war, but later the budget was insufficient, only built a few pillars with beams, known as the rotten tail monument. In my opinion, it is also a landscape. Someone next to him took a UAV and hovered over it. He was curious about what he had in his camera and whether there would be our hands waving in the air in the later edition. Looking in the other direction of Carlton Hill is a mountain with beautiful alpine meadows, unknown, but pleasant. There was a couple sitting on the bench in silence, I secretly photographed the world behind the scenery.
In August, I went out at 5 a.m. and climbed up Carlton Hill to watch the sunrise. The sunrise time is around 5:30. Down jackets are needed for the cold weather in the mountains. See the sun and the moon shining together! It's worth seeing. The beautiful scenery is intoxicating.
Carlton Hill is another commanding heights in Edinburgh. It has a very good view of the whole city. It's not tired to walk up the mountain, but it's windy and needs a windbreak clothes. It is said that it's better not to come up after dark for unknown reasons, but there's nothing to see when you go up the mountain in black.
Today, when I got up early, there were almost no people. The whole city seemed to be awake. Mount Carlton, overlooking Edinburgh, and accompanied by a rainbow. I feel that the Nelson Monument in the morning glow is modest and rigorous. Carlton Mountain was formed by volcanic eruption.
Walking straight from the New Town Avenue, you can see the small sign entrance is the stairway up the hill, opposite the cemetery. The place is still easy to find. This is a good place to go up and look down at Edinburgh. There are many local people running and exercising on the mountain trail. There's also an art gallery on the hill. When I went there, the decoration didn't open. When the weather is good, you can see the sea sitting on the hill. But you know your place is Scotland. If it doesn't rain, you can really buy a lottery ticket.
Carlton Hill is right next to the apartment we stayed in, and we'll take a look at it before it's too late. It's only a short climb up the hillside. It is said that this is the scene of the film Cloud Map, which can overlook the whole Edinburgh. A building similar to the Parthenon temple in Greece was built in 1826, but it is still at the top of the mountain due to insufficient funds. The grassland on the hill is barren. If not so many tourists come to the hill to enjoy the city scenery of Edinburgh, it will feel desolate and decadent.