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Calton Hill

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Address: off Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 200 2000

Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the...

Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.

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Great views and easy walk!

Calton Hill provides beautiful 360 views over Edinburgh and had a mildy sloping path to the top so is accessible to pretty much anyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Calton Hill provides beautiful 360 views over Edinburgh and had a mildy sloping path to the top so is accessible to pretty much anyone.

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Chardon, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We may not have visited Calton Hill if it hadn't been just around the corner from our Airbnb, and we are so thankful we did. If you can only go once, go at sunset! We visited twice going just before sunset to walk around the park and take in the view. Sitting on the hill to watch the sun go... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The views are well worth the relatively easy walk from the city centre. On a cold day in November it is still a popular walk with the tourists.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located downtown, it's maybe the best place to enjoy Edinburgh's sunset porn. It offers a wonderful view of the town.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Takes your breath away, the views I mean lol, you can take the steps or the gentle way, but whichever the 360 panoramic views of Edinburgh are well worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My personal opinion to visit the monuments early in the morning or after 17.00 - 18.00 in the evening. A beautiful view of the city and Edinburgh Castle and of course beautiful monuments.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Doesn`t take long to climb and very central Coffee sellers at the bottom and some monuments at the top - which you could spent tie learning about but me the chief thing was the view across the city

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can climb up this hill via several paths near Waverley Station. Lots of interesting buildings and monuments on top, but the best bit are the views over the Firth of Forth one way, and over all of Edinburgh in other directions - especially seeing all of the Royal Mile from above.

Thank Keef747
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a walk up Carlton hill and found the views to be amazing as are the monuments My only complaint is the amount of rubbish lying about on the walk up to the monument , in a city like Edinburgh which is full of tourists this is not acceptable

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were here after spending much time along Royal Miles. This hill required a little bit of climbing stairs and there are several small attractions on the top of the hill. this place is not a must visit place and people may prefer Arthur's Seat over here. But I do think this is a good place to relax for an... More 

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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 top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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