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Calton Hill

St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
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Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.
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“nelson monument” (233 reviews)
“arthur's seat” (647 reviews)
“short climb” (59 reviews)
St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the Palace of Holyrood House and Arthur’s Seat in the morning. On our walk back we stopped by Calton Hill. Compared to Arthur’s Seat it was an easy hike. There are great monuments up top, especially Nelson Monument. At Nelson Monument you can...More

Thank Daniel O
Reviewed yesterday

Not as breathtaking (in many ways) as Arthur's Seat, but there are good views of the city and surrounding countryside. Plus a variety of miscellaneous historical monuments. Easier to get to than Arthur's Seat - right in the midst of town more or les.

Thank traveling-family-o-4
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent views all round. We went up the nelson monument. £5. LOADS and loads of steps. Quite scary passing people going the other way. But the husband loved it.

Thank Alison W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't do what I did: start with Jacob's Ladder. I happened to be walking past and thought it would be quicker. I'm not the fittest so after a slug-like climb up those steps, the shorter walk up the hill felt much easier. The view was...More

Thank Lisano8
Reviewed 2 days ago

A short 10 min walk up to Calton Hill is a must. From here you can see the city and across to the Firth of Forth. Nice to get a breath of fresh air after sightseeing and being among the crowds, though having said that...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 2 days ago

As Arthurs seat this is a comfortable climb and the view from the top well worth it. Familiar view as featured so often in Taggart

Thank linhughes6
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You have the most popular views of the city from here, but I really rather Arthur's seat. It's a little bit massified, and everyone wants the same photo. Anyway, it's a must. You have to go if you come to Edinburgh.

Thank Nuria P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's not a long walk and it deserves your time. You can enjoy a spectacular view of the city and breath fresh air.

Thank lady_bluecopper
Reviewed 3 days ago

located at the end of Princess Street (centre of Edinburgh), Calton hill, is a really magic place where you will be able to enjoy an amazing view of the forth, Arthur's Seat and Edinburgh. Enriched by some Greek building, it is the most elegant and...More

Thank Michela P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Make sure you visit at sunset, it is fantastic. Never heard of this but staying just at the bottom of the road. Not too much of a climb but worth the trip up. Amazing views of the city.

Thank AngeMcG
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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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.
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. :)
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.