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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nelson monument” (258 reviews)
“arthur's seat” (697 reviews)
“short climb” (64 reviews)
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St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
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+44 131 510 7555
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"nelson monument"
in 258 reviews
"arthur's seat"
in 697 reviews
"short climb"
in 64 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 172 reviews
"easy climb"
in 66 reviews
"princes street"
in 225 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 78 reviews
"steep walk"
in 51 reviews
"nice walk"
in 119 reviews
"city centre"
in 141 reviews
"sunny day"
in 133 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 56 reviews
"old town"
in 148 reviews
"holyrood palace"
in 82 reviews
"edinburgh castle"
in 125 reviews
"royal mile"
in 93 reviews
"observatory"
in 217 reviews
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Reviewed today via mobile

We travelled up in the evening and were surprised to find many people up there facing west with cameras. We stayed and were rewarded with a fantastic sunset over Edinburgh. This is an easy hike up the hill and worth the visit, especially if you...More

Thank Ken B
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Reviewed today via mobile

The lovely wife and I braved the climb and am so glad we did. The views are incredible. We were very lucky with the weather and could see for miles and miles. The are some steps up but if you have a buggy/push chair/wheelchair the...More

Thank Dave B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Located high up a hill, once at the top, there is a wonderful view over Edinburgh. Well worth the walk up. There are plenty of stone relics there. When we visited, there was lots of railings round parts due to ongoing building work so couldn’t...More

Thank Sandancer77
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just go up there and enjoy the very good view of the city. It is not a long walk and it's for free...

Thank Kvnbln197
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good place to be first thing before the hoards arrive, got popular very quickly in the sunshine. Great views over to Arthur's seat. Shame you have to pay to enter the tower, but I guess the gotta make a few pennys.

Thank abbey4eddie
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Reviewed yesterday

Ended up there by mistake believe it or not. Was pleasantly surprised. My best photo out of the entire trip came from there. There were not too many tourists, and it's worth the hike (not too bad at all). Also if you feel like doing...More

Thank alexandra g
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Reviewed yesterday

Calton Hill is freely and easily accessible with a couple of monuments up top, such as the Nelson monument, the Observatory, the unfinished monument for the soldiers and the Dugald Stewart monument. Great view over Edinburgh with Arthur's Seat on one side and the Balmoral...More

Thank ejrobinson510
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is well worth a visit for the views. It is a much more extensive area than we anticipated. A few more benches would have been appreciated as it's a bit of a climb up.

Thank Christine W
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Walked up here for the first time and quite pleasantly surprised by the views. Not to difficult to get there either once you know where you are going. Would recommend.

Thank GB-KSA
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A gentle stroll up this hill gives you great views of Edinburgh and a look up close to some of the towns best monuments and you can have your own Rocky moment!

Thank JoStansbridge
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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
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Peter E
10 March 2018|
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Response from Sandyback2015 | Reviewed this property |
I got a bit out of breath but the path is sort of gradual from the entrance we came in by. Just take your time because the view is well worth it and there are plenty of benches at the top to sit on for a rest.
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candy c
31 December 2017|
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Response from FadedFoodie | Reviewed this property |
A number of stairs are involved to get there. Once on the hill, the pram can cruise.
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spyderetti
27 November 2017|
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Response from TucsonCruising27 | Reviewed this property |
I was there a few days before Veteran's Day and one could see some of the Fireworks in Edinburgh. However it is best to view them from Edinburgh Castle.
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