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Calton Hill

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Address: off Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
Phone Number: 44 131 200 2000
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Description: Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the...
Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.
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Good walk and decent views

This is close to the town and will perhaps take close to half an hour to walk up. Can take decent photos at the top with the town and the Forth in the background. There are some... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

This is close to the town and will perhaps take close to half an hour to walk up. Can take decent photos at the top with the town and the Forth in the background. There are some ruins too to discover. But if you have time, I would recommend a walk to/up Arthur's Seat instead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Great place for photos, over looking the city and Holyrood palace. Spent an hour relaxing and walking around the hill.

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Ballymena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

wasnt too bad goin upto the tower except i bloody hate steps and edinburgh is pretty much either hills or steps. on top of the hill its a fanytastic view with being able to see pretty much all over edinburgh and beyond. we decided to go up the nelson monument which i struggled cause i found it a bit small... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

If you don't have the time or aren't up to climbing Arthur's Seat this is a great alternative 5 minutes from Princes Street. You get a fantastic 360 view of the city out to the Pentlands and across the Forth to Fife and can see the castle, Arthurs Seat and the Old Town in one great panorama and best of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Great views here and more than just a folly. The area is good for a stroll and not far from the centre. The views stetch in all directions, but is can get cold & windy. It has the best view of Princes Street

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

If Arthur's seat is too much of a challenge for you or if you just don't have that much spare time then a walk up Calton Hill is definitely a must! It's easily reachable on foot from the city centre and it's not very hard to get to the top. There's a lot of history and the views from there... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A trip to Edinburgh must involve a trip up the Hill. We were lucky with the weather and whilst it was a windy February day, the skies were clear, the sun was out and the views were peerless. There are a number of monuments dedicated to the local "great and the good" such as the chief architect to the New... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Best place to go to get a view across Edinburgh and as far as the Forth Bridges. A must is Calton Tower - about 150 steps to climb up, but well worth it! Entrance fee for the tower, rest free.

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Hawick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

this place is amazing the views are incredible at the top and the history behind this is brilliant really enjoyed going round here

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Views across the Forth to Fife, and of all the city centre sights from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood palace in Edinburgh. Also great views of the Authurs Seat and the Pentland hills. Only 10 minutes walk from East end of Princes St so this is definitely the best view for little effort. Steps up can be treacherous in icy weather.

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