Rising up at the east end of Princes Street, the hill is home to several iconic buildings including the unfinished National Monument (nicknamed 'Edinburgh's disgrace'), Nelson’s Monument, the Robert Burns Monument, the Dugald Stewart Monument, and the City Observatory. The annual pagan fire festival Beltane takes place here and it is a popular location for watching fireworks displays held at Edinburgh Castle.
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The best parks and green spaces in Edinburgh16 Feb 2011
Extinct volcanoes, hidden gardens and urban parks in the capital
Edinburgh is a capital blessed with an abundance of green spaces, from extinct volcanoes to hidden gardens – all ideal spots to take time out and recharge your batteries