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Calton Hill

off Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland (Calton Hill)
44 131 200 2000
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Ranked #15 of 198 attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Lookouts, Geologic Formations
Description: Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.
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Brechin, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We arrived in Edinburgh late afternoon and to fill in the time till the restaurants opened we took a hike up Calton Hill. Luckily we had a fantastic day and could see for miles. Over to Fife and all around the city. Take a picnic or try the cafe at the top. Great Photo spot!

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I've been up a few times and the views are great! The best thing is it doesn't take long to get up or down and the views are really rewarding.

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Liverpool, UK
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Loved the walks and views, but icy wind stopped us lingering. Information plaques most helpful. Nice to have somewhere to go inside, but this early in the year too soon for art exhibition.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

A breath taking view of Edinburgh awaits those to climb the hill. It was a fairly easy walk uphill (and we aren't really fit). We were lucky to get great sunny weather the day we walked up. Arthur's seat and Castle rock, as well as the Edinburgh city and its surrounding could clearly be seen. It was a sight a... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Really nice, good overview of the city center and the sea side! Nice monuments and architecture! The view is not as great as Arthur seat but worth it! 10min from the city centre and esay to go.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We walked up to it which is a bit of a hike as there are a lot of steps but you could taxi the majority of the way. Once up there the view over Edinburgh city is amazing. You can see as we did Arthur's Seat. Could not believe the amount of people who were scaling the Seat. Not for... More

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Eyemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The walk uphill was not for the fainthearted. The view when you reach Carlton Hill worth it. The stonework depicks old Edinburgh.

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Telford, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A wonderful escape from the busy city. Good coffee from the outdoor cafe too. An excellent opportunity to take some fab photos.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The views from here are just great. There are loads of places to sit looking out at the world below. I prefer these views more than those for Arthur's seat.

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chippenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Bit of a walk, and at times a bit steep but once on the hill it is all worth it. plenty of room for a picnic to watch the world go round

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