2.32 ha (5.73 acres)

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This steep hill directly under Edinburgh Castle is often forgotten about because it's tricky to access but offers great views from the top. Access via a bridge behind the Ross Band Stand (across the railway in West Princes Street Gardens). The uphill path joins another that crosses East-West to a gate halfway up the Mound. Or you can continue up the steeper portion of the path to the Castle Esplanade (this zig-zagging path is quite steep and can get muddy at points after wet weather.) Beware th