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Calton Hill

St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
+44 131 510 7555
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Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.
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  • Average5%
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St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I think this might be an even better place to get a view of Edinburgh than Arthur's Seat: It's much closer and a shorter walk up! And the whole city is overall closer and bigger to view. And you'll also get a nice view of...More

Thank Chris54354
Reviewed 2 days ago

Calton Hill was the best place to see Edinburgh as a whole during our stay. Furthermore, there are beautiful monuments on the hill. Walking there and being amazed by the view was a perfect experience of the Edinburgh city structure and architecture.

Thank Marosson
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is by far and away the finest view of any capital city, if the sun is out it is truly magnificent. Breathtaking!

Thank iaincampbell492
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited on a grey blustery day but the views across Edinburgh were still brilliant. Worth a look around.

Thank ms21cg
Reviewed 4 days ago

Did this walk on a cold but clear sunny day. Gentle climb with a great view from the top over the city and across the Firth of Forth. A nice break from the shopping.

Thank jayne p
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited this hill top on Saturday morning, and loved it. On a clear day, which we luckily had, the views over Edinburgh are amazing. It’s easily walked to from the city centre, does involve some steep steps, but easily done.

Thank N1ck_29
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Edinburgh itself is a great city and just a few steps away from the fast people and lots of shops, you always find calton hill. A place to relaxe and to be speechless because of the wonderful landscape of scotland.

Thank HaudieJudith
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you think Arthur's Seat is maybe too high or far away to walk, this place also offers an incredible view from the city.

Thank Santiago M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely walk hopefully on a clear day, with fine views over the Firth of Forth, Edinburgh city centre and Arthur's Seat.Can get a bit chilly so wrap up warm

Thank hibs78
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very windy and wet day when we hiked up the hill. There is an admission fee to the Nelson monument of 5 pounds. We walked around it but did not enter. Stunning views of the city and other monuments. The observatory was...More

Thank Oldhalloween
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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to
malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton
have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a
mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village
found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything
but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street;
even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and
art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The
...More
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Prisna P
13 May 2017|
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Response from shaun r | Reviewed this property |
Princess street is the easiest spot. There are many other entrances on the sides.
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shailesh_41
14 April 2017|
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Response from Yolande V | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can run the hill, if you really like to do that. :)
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FZBC
17 October 2016|
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Response from BonnieRed850 | Reviewed this property |
Hi BZBC. Carlton Hill is never closed! It is an open public space that you can visit at any time of day or night. Choosing a morning when the weather allows a clear view is the difficultly. Good Luck.
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