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Calton Hill

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Broughton & Calton
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Address: off Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
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Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the...

Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.

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beautiful views from Edinburgh city, Arthur´s seat and bay

It is worth to go uptairs to have beautiful views of the city and surroundings. There is no elevator, but the hill is not too high. It was nice to feel the wind in your face... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is worth to go uptairs to have beautiful views of the city and surroundings. There is no elevator, but the hill is not too high. It was nice to feel the wind in your face together with a beautiful landscape.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great views over the city and beyond. Arthur's Seat in the distance on a clear day you can see for miles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Climb to the top to see stunning views over Edinburgh, a definite must do, well worth the walk around even on a cold day

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went for a wander around Calton Hill on Sunday early afternoon and enjoyed great 360 views around Edinburgh and the surrouding area. At one side, you are looking out at Leith and all the way round and over to Queensferry. At the other side you are looking out over to Arthur's seat and down at Holyrood Park. Further round you've... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place for lovely views across Edinburgh and the surrounding area. It is situated within minutes of Princess Street and is an easy walk for all abilities.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely walk up, not too far to walk up. Great views of all boroughs of Edinburgh. The little coffee hut run by Milk makes great hot chocolates. Some attractions aren't open on certain days/in certain seasons.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want some amazing views over Edinbrugh it's well worth a visit. Take a picnic with you on a bright day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only a short walk from the centre, Calton Hill offers wonderful views of the entire area. From downtown Edinburgh, the Castle and Arthurs Seat. Great place to go to take those iconic photos of the city of Edinburgh.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I would recommend a walk up Calton Hill, a short and not too exerting walk gives you great panoramic views of the city alongside picturesque monuments. A great photo opportunity.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Hill is just at the East end of Princess Street .. It doesn't require too much effort to reach the top , Good stairs or longer route up by concrete slope or road .. Great views of Edinburgh from the top .. Great place to enjoy a picnic and enjoy the views and have a rest ..

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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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