Calton Hill (100m), which rises dramatically above the eastern end of Princes St, is Edinburgh's acropolis, its summit scattered with...
The largest structure on the summit of Calton Hill, the National Monument was a rather over-ambitious attempt to replicate the Parthenon...
Collective / City Observatory
The design of the City Observatory, built in 1818, was based on the ancient Greek Temple of the Winds in Athens. Its original function...
New owners have given the raddled old queen of Edinburgh's gay scene a shot in the arm, with two floors of deafening dance and disco...
This country cottage in the heart of the city, bedecked with flowers and fairy lights, offers one of Edinburgh's most interesting dining...
3 Royal Tce · interesting places nearby
A grand Georgian town house on the side of Calton Hill is the elegant setting for one of Edinburgh’s Michelin stars. Divine decor by Timorous Beasties and Ralph Lauren provide the backdrop to an exquisitely prepared five-course dinner (£70 a head) that changes weekly and features fresh, seasonal delights such as baby turbot poached in olive oil with saffron pancake, and lamb and merguez kebab with banana and cucumber confit.