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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 #13 of 156 Attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Lookouts, Outdoors
Owner description: Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Lookouts, Outdoors
Owner description: Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Remarkable sight to obtain a better understanding of the city. One of my best memories from my trip to Edinburgh. Tip: Try to get sunrise/sunset pics

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I love Carlton hill during the day its amazing its panoramic views of Edinburgh its well worth the climb for the views and photo ops , However at night its a whole different BALL GAME lol I say BALL GAME as it becomes a place for GAY CRUISING , so BE WARNED if your not GAY !!!!!!!!!!! however if you... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

You've got to be there for photo shooting. Beautiful lookout over the city. A must go place in Edinburgh.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We came across that park accidentally and were amazed at the beauty that it revealed to us. It was the first park on a hill that I have ever visited. We were able to observe old town from the height and other hills around. Unforgettable experience!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Wherever I go in the UK I always make for any Nelsonian statues, monuments etc as I am a great fan of Nelson. Calton Hill did not disappoint and the views from the top were well worth the climb.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Absolutely the best vantage point within easy reach of the city centre. So much to see. A photographer's dream. Be careful when going 'off-piste' (off the metalled paths) when there has been wet weather as this prat fell over on the grass slope whilst trying to get the best photographic angle for a long range snap of Holyrood Palace!

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Carnforth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Lovely views over the city, shame the gallery is not open on a Monday. Don't forget your camera and walk all the way round to get best of the views.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Our hotel was near here, so we had a walk up here before catching our train home. There are plenty of information boards as well as the free art gallery. The cafe is 'al fresco', so not a place for a winter cuppa!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Sunset photos easily achieved in Winter. Views of Edinburgh and surrounds. Carlton Hill is full of monuments - each have their own story. Bring a cup of coffee up and watch the sunrise!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

A huge folly to show people that this is Edinburg, and it is important. A good climb, then the views. Brilliant. If you only climb one of Edinburg's hills, this is it.then there is the art gallery, Nelson's monument and 2 observatories. An unfinished Athenian Acropolis here, yes! Brilliant.

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