Every month, in a new feature, I'll be profiling some selected 'hotspots' around Edinburgh - places which I think are worth finding out about or visiting.
Hotspots are shown on the image as red dots, and the links will take you to the online sites of the places shown...
These hotspots won't always be visitor attractions - they might be unusual features of particular buildings, a selection of bars or restaurants, or quirky areas of the city worth checking out!
This month, for the first of these posts, I'm showing you the area of Holyrood, and three of its best-known features - the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the new Scottish Parliament Building, and Our Dynamic Earth. You can find out more about them by clicking the links on the image above.
The image is taken from atop Salisbury Crags in Holyrood Park, and the view is looking north, over the eastern end of the Old Town, and over the water of the Firth of Forth towards Fife. You can also see Calton Hill with its monuments and features, towards the top left of the picture.
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