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UNIVERSITY The sixth-oldest in Britain, founded in 1503, Edinburgh University has a particularly fine reputation for Medicine and Sciences. James Boswell, Charles Darwin, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Louis Stevenson are among its illustrious alumni and John Erickson, Professor of Politics is adviser to the American administration, among others, on issues of strategic arms and defence. VIEWS Worth the climb are the following: the (extinct) volcano Arthur’s Seat rising to a craggy 823 feet out of Holyrood Park; Calton Hill accessible from either Waterloo Place or Calton Terrace at the Leith



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Walk end tor a splendid view across the Forth and along Princes Street; it is also good at night and good for a (profile) view ofthe end-of-the-festival fireworks on Thurs 21 Aug; Blackiord Hill in the Hermitage of Braid off Comiston Road on the south side ofthe city is worth the trip for both the park and the view and Ben Lomond is visible from Braid Hill a little further south. Also go to tnverleith House in the Royal Botanic Gardens for the view of the city skyline. WALKS Bracing but briefwith a good pub at the end: start at Holyrood Palace and walk round the crags to your right leaving the Palace behind you. Follow the path round and at Duddingston Loch, on your right, look for a small lane on the left which leads to the attractive Sheeps Heid Inn the oldest pub in Edinburgh. (Mon-Sat 11am—11pm, Sun 12.30pm—2.30pm and 6.30—10.30pm). Bar lunches. X MARKS THE SPOT Of the cemeteries in Edinburgh, Greyiriars Churchyard, Candlemaker Row, has a

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