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The Mound, Edinburgh: 5 reviews and 9 photos

  Edinburgh Viewed from The Mound
by scotlandscotour

This is Edinburgh:
The National Gallery is a beautiful building with its stone columns and Greek style architecture. They keep calling Edinburgh the 'Athens of the North', but that isn't helpful, except to affirm that both cities are well worth seeing for real.

In this picture you will also see the impossing Scott Monument, black with soot from the days when Edinburgh reaked with smoke from coal fires. Its far too ornate to be cleaned, and is almost a monument to global warming!

Also note the double decker buses (I wish they were a nicer colour, cleaner, and modern), and the lovely black railings and other street furnishings typical of the city.

If you come to Edinburgh and miss this scene, you never saw it.

Address: The Mound
Directions: Between Royal Mile and Princes Street, Old and New.
Website: http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/lost-edinburgh-the-mound-1-2984363

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 29, 2004
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