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Address: off Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
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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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Wonderful place, a green hill close to the city centre, 5 minutes walking from Princes street. Very famous in Edinburgh, UNESCO world heritage site. I love the landscape from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place, a green hill close to the city centre, 5 minutes walking from Princes street. Very famous in Edinburgh, UNESCO world heritage site. I love the landscape from the top, stunning...the stunning views of the Holyrood park, or the sea ... Nice to see and visit the monuments on the top of the hill. When you go to Edinburgh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you have small kids forget Arthur's seat and opt for calton hill instead...a 10 min walk from calton road and not too steep either and prepare for jaw dropping vistas...the greek looking national monument is also a great backdrop for pics...beautiful place and not too busy either. There is also a board at the bottom gates with a number... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

An easy climb to the top of Calton Hill is rewarded by a panoramic view across the city and beyond to the Firth of Forth with the ubiquitous bridges in the distance, plus the brooding presence of Arthur's Seat above Holyrood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Would definitely recommend Calton Hill which is close to waverley station. It's not steep like Arthurs seat but great views to take stunning pictures. Lots to see from this vantage point and somewhere to sit and take in Edinburgh

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Typifies everything I love about Edinburgh, a serene yet deeply historic vantage point with 360 views from Arthur's seat, Princes street, the new town, Forth road bridge and Portobello.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Some of the best views of the city close within easy reach, it is a bit of a walk up hill (a climb of about 100m) and most of the paths are a little uneven, but it is worth it when you get to the top. Panorama of the city from Arthurs Seat across the castle to the Forth bridge... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

What a view. Took the leisure route of the stairs around the hill to witness the beautiful architecture and sights of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If you are like me and love a good view point of the city then this is the place to go especially if like me you have your gran in tow and neither of you wants to walk all the way up to Arthurs seat! This provides a lovely view of the city!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Coming here allows you to have a great view of the city of Edinburgh. Moreover, the hill is covered of Neoclassical monuments worth visiting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

At the opposite side of arthur's seat you can find Calton hill. Very good sights of the city and a lot of monuments to visit such as Nelson monument (I recommend to go up the monument), the national monument... Also a very good place to take photographs.

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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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