This was absolutely my favorite day during our stay in Edinburgh. It was a Saturday. After a good amount of rest, providing myself the luxury of waking up late in the morning, finally at midday we made our way to Holyrood Park. It was a surprisingly warm day, weirdly lacking the windiness that is so typical to dear old Scotland. I was grateful for that. Unfortunately it would be the first and last day like that during our stay. Our group had split in two since the other half was slightly late (I was part of that half) so we made our way up the hills separately at first. We met halfway through and sat down for a moment to take in the view and rest. It was a pretty damn good workout if you ask me. If I lived in Edinburgh, I swear, that would be the only form of exercise that I would practice. I don't believe you can ever really get enough of a view like that, it's one of those places that will always retain its beauty no matter how many times you see it. Climbing up there wasn't the safest thing, though. The road that continued up from the middle part of the hill was ridiculously narrow, rugged and steep. And there was really nothing, no fences or anything, to ensure your safety. I wonder how many people have died up there. I have to admit it was slightly unsettling to have that thought in the back of my mind as I climbed higher and higher.
Altogether it took about an hour for us to climb all the way up to the top. The feeling when finally making it was just overwhelming. It was really something. After having spent some time on the very peak at the top (which is called Arthur's Seat by the way) we descended to find a good spot for a picnic. We took our time lying there in the sun, and I received a lovely sunburn on the top of my nose and shoulders. I would definitely say that climbing up there was the climax of our trip. And if any of you ever decide to head to Edinburgh I highly recommend you to visit Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat if you're not allergic to a little bit of exercise! The view is well worth it.