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Calton Hill

off Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland (Calton Hill)
44 131 200 2000
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Ranked #17 of 204 attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lookouts, Geologic Formations
Description: Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.
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Epworth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

It's a tough climb/walk up the hill but so worth the effort once you get there. The views are breathtaking and really give you the full perspective of Edinburgh.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

A worth while climb to top as only a five minute walk to top but well worth it for the outstanding views alone as there breath taking and can see for miles. Plus have few monuments to view. Camera is a much as great photos to be taking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Climbing to the top may require a little effort, but it is only 67 meters ... for the reward is great! Great view of the whole panorama of the city and Holyrood Park and visible in the distance the famous Forth Bridge Queensferry ... a fairy tale :)

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Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

A 3 minute walk up the hill and you'll be rewarded with a very nice view! You can see the most important attractions of Edinburgh, likevthe castle and Scott's monumet. Don't forget your camera :-)

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

A lot of things to see at one place it was worth the short walk up there (although there were a lot os insects on the way up, you literally breathe them in :D)

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The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Indeed was a great view, I think part of the building on top was under construction which was a pity, but a great little walk to see a great view. the tower is deffently worth the 4 pounds to get a 360 view of the city!!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Loved walking about on this hill overlooking Edinburgh. There are plaques with information to read, about historical/geological facts. Disliked nothing.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I walked up Calton Hill with my family on a clear but not sunny day. Even though it wasn't sunny - it was a great walk. There is so much to see and as some of the group hadn't been to Edinburgh before it was great for them! Not too strenuous and very rewarding.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

You have to climb for a while to get to the top but it's worth it!!! you have the best views of the city over there, and also a very agreable place to spend some time lying in the sun if you're lucky!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Stumbled upon this while taking a stroll after an evening meal. The hill up is shady with trees, and then surprisingly, you arrive atop a hill with unobstructed views of the entire city. Though it was later in the evening, there were all sorts of people - picnickers, families, and wanders like me. Also, it was suggested to me that... More

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