Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh – Burns Monument

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If you’re ever visiting Edinburgh, Regent Road and Calton Hill are well worth a look!  This gorgeous monument in dedicated to Robert Burns (The Burns Monument).  The sculptor John Flaxman R.A  built a statue dedicated to Robert Burns in 1824.  The poet, is holding a bunch of daisies and reciting his poem ‘To A Mountain Daisy,’ a bonnet and a thistle lie at his feet.  The Rabbie Burns statue was once on top of this monument, however it is now residing in the National Portrait Gallery on Queen Street (which is also worth visiting!)

Its a wonderfully traditional feature, and Edinburgh is full of these delights.  The beauty of this one in particular though, is that the view out across the city is spectacular.  You can see all of Arthurs Seat, the spikes of Dynamic Earth, the Castle and all of the wonderful architecture Edinburgh has to offer.  It’s a popular spot for photographers, so if taking an iconic photo is your thing, pop up to the top of Regent Road.  Unfortunately the weather was so foggy and poor I haven’t been able to get any photos… but what a wonderful idea for another post!!

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