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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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St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
+44 131 510 7555
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great place to come for tourists, or if you just fancy a stroll! Some fantastic views from the top, and the hill is not too difficult to climb at all (it's just some steep concrete steps).

1  Thank Rach859
Reviewed yesterday

Climbed the hill on a cold January day but glad we did as the views are amazing and defiantly would recommend.

Thank Ging69
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice place to go and get a good view of Edinburgh. Great place to take pictures of building and monuments. Also pictures of Edinburgh

Thank nhvacabadfood
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spectacular view in all part of Edinburg. There were works in course but the fabulous stone and monument are king! Green big park and you can breathe a good air!

Thank easyboy77
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Impressive vista's, mostly free and on clear day you can see all the way to Leith. Short and relatively easy walk onto the top for a splendid view of Edinburgh. For those short on time this is the best alternative to Arthur's seat! Great photo...More

Thank Tatiana I
Reviewed 4 days ago

A windy day on top of Calton hill is a perfect way to blow away the cobwebs from a good night out in Edinburgh, The views over the city are wonderful and even on a grey day like we had its easy to spot the...More

Thank Torkm68
Reviewed 5 days ago

The hill is just of Princes' street so not far from anything, there are many monuments to look at and many view points, recommend climbing the 143 steps to the top of the tower, unreal views.

Thank NicoleAW
Reviewed 5 days ago

Another of those places not to be missed in Edinburgh. Beautiful view from here across the city to 360 °, ideal for shots with beautiful backgrounds

1  Thank Travelcooking
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A short walk from the Princess Street/Waverly Station. Stunning views over the city. Lovely little coffee van at the top.

Thank Caoilinn D
Reviewed 6 days ago

So glad we stumbled upon this attraction as the sun was setting! It was a great end to our day trip to Edinburgh. Totally free and I was pleasantly surprised by the ease of the walk to the top (in less than 10 minutes from...More

1  Thank Hannah M
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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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.
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.
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.