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Calton Hill

Address: off Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland (Calton Hill)
Phone Number: 44 131 200 2000
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Ranked #11 of 194 Attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Probably one of my favourite places in Edinburgh, Calton Hill is a gem in all the seasons. Summer picnics, wind-battered Autumn walks or spring trips to the outdoor café and art gallery, this is a beautiful place to go with friends, family or partners. Some truly stunning views of the city - go at sunset or sunrise if you can.

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Wicklow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I love this park. Just up the road from the Balmoral near City centre. There are fantastic 360 views across the city, the castle, Holyrood House, Scottish Parliament. There are a wide range of interesting buildings/monuments when you reach the top after a rather steep climb. A half finished Greek Parteon, they ran out of money and could not finish... More 

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Solihull
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Calton Hill is near the City Centre. The climb, either by steps or by a gently climbing path leads to an observatory, a museum, Nelson's tower (143 steps up to the top) and The Scottish monument which resembles the Greek Partheon. From the top of the hill there is a great view of Edinburgh. It is worth getting the exercise... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Worth the climb to see the various follies up close. View across to the castle is spectacular particularly at sunset.

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Lille, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

One of the best beautiful places in Edinburgh. I could see so beautiful land scape from there.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A quik steep walk up to see the local architecture. Great views of the city and beyond. In winter time, make sure you bundle up.

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Nantwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this it is free And has great views over the town. Was a great morning exercise and fascinating to see the different historic buildings

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Killeen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Great views of the city and a nice place to sit on a bench and watch the sun go down and the stars appear in the night sky. If you are visiting Edinburgh on holiday, I would recommend it if you have a few days in the city. Don't make this a high priority, but if you have time then... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

It's a bit of a trek up the hills and steps, but the views of the city and the forth from the top are absolutely wonderful

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is a much less arduous feat than scaling Arthur's Seat, and you still get some lovely views. It's right up the road from Princes Street, so easily accessible. There is a stairs/steep incline combo, which is the quickest way. But if you have time, you can keep straight after climbing the stairs and take the path that loops around... More 

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