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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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If you don't have the time to do Arthur's seat...

This was an excellent hill to walk up. It's definitely easy for all ages. Excellent views of the city from up here. We went during night time and it was safe and the views were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This was an excellent hill to walk up. It's definitely easy for all ages. Excellent views of the city from up here. We went during night time and it was safe and the views were breathtaking. Definitely squeeze in some time to do this either at night or early morning sunrise

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It may have been July but I was glad I had a wooly hat in my bag because the wind whipped us about while we were up there. Fab views toward princess street and Holyrood park, Salisbury crags and the Firth of Forth so well worth popping up there for some fresh air. We walked down via Jacobs ladder and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

You get some wonderful views from the top, well worth the effort and a gentle climb. We spent a windy afternoon seeing the city and coast from the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A lovely walk with fantastic 360 degree views. Climb Nelsons Tower for even better views although there is a charge to do this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

There are a number of stairs and then a ramp to climb to get to this magnificent view of Edinburgh. There is a great view of Edinburgh Castle in the distance. On the hill are memorials to local men and the Nelson Monument.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Calton Hill is probably the best spot for a picture of the picturesque city! You won't regret the short walk up there, the view is amazing! On a good day you'll see the whole city including the castle, up to the Pentland Hills and to the other side the sea is very close. Good spot for a picnic,enjoy the view,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Snow started as soon as we reach the peak. SO beautiful! Saw the city centre covered in snow. And it surprised me that we can see the SEA up there!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Scotland's shame. Highly suggest looking up the history of the structures here and of Calton Hill in general before visiting here. It makes the visit all the more interesting and just a bit humorous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great views over Edinburgh and a nice gentle stroll up the hill. Lovely cafe at the top selling homemade lemonade and cakes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

You have to do this. OK, others will say Arthurs Seat has the best view and worth the climb, but this is more convenient and less climb. Interesting, varied sights on top, and views in every direction. Great photography opportunities! And just a few blocks from the train station. I wish they'd clean up the trash more...:-(

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Address: off Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
Phone Number: 44 131 200 2000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton

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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 neighborhoods 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 epicenter 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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