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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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Best view , peaceful spots

I have found my peaceful moments between the hills and cliffs of the area. The view from there gives a landscape view of the city. It is an open area with historical statues... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I have found my peaceful moments between the hills and cliffs of the area. The view from there gives a landscape view of the city. It is an open area with historical statues , and personally I liked it more than the Edinburgh castle view .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Moderate hike up the elevation, but worth it for the views of the surrounding area. Nice paths and green areas around the top.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We had seen the monuments of Calton Hill in the distance and had almost decided not to visit. However I am so glad we did. The panoramic views from the top (after only a short climb) were really spectacular right across the city and across the Forth to the opposite side. We were short on time and had made this... More 

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I discovered Calton Hill my last day in Scotland, and I am so glad I did. The sun was out, the weather was nice, and the views from every side of the hill really captured the city's beauty. A nice walk, some really interesting monuments, and Edinburgh in its fully glory–what more could you want?

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Volx, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Really worth climbing to the top, I really enjoyed the view and... YES... the blue Scottish sky of Edinburgh !!

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Calton Hill is located at the East end of Princes Street a few minutes walk from the railway station. There are plenty of steps and steep slopes, but not enough the make the ascent too demanding. There are a number of monuments dotted around the hill and a small visitor centre. The best thing about the hill are the views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I was most surprised at the amount of interesting monuments & buildings to see on Calton Hill. Plenty of signage giving information of the history of the site. Be prepared for a good walk but well worth the effort and the all-round view of Edinburgh is excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Calton hill is a fine spot to spend an hour or more. Lots to see , chinese cannons , an observatory , the Nelson Monument and the incompleted National Monument - built to commemorate the Scots who fought and died at Crimea , the money ran out and only one side was finished ( plus the two ends). The views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Not a difficult walk to the top of Calton Hill but it is definitely worth it for the views and photo opportunities! If you're looking for some peaceful time without leaving the city centre I would take a walk up here.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Well worth climbing up to the top of Calton Hill. Views are wonderful. All of the buildings up there make it a quite magical setting. Not too hard a climb up some steps then a hilly path. Can look out all over Edinburgh.

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