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Calton Hill

off Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland (Calton Hill)
44 131 200 2000
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Ranked #14 of 197 attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Lookouts, Geologic Formations
Description: Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

You have an awesome view of the city, Arthur's Seat and the sea from here. There is a very easy and fast access to climb to the top of this hill compared to Arthur's Seat, so you should definitely visit if you can't go to Arthur's Seat. Sunset looks absolutely amazing here.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I found Calton Hill when I googled best sunset in Edinburgh.. And it is . It was a sunday so parking at the bottom of the hill was easy enough. And the gorgeous brilliant blue skies made this trip even more memorable. Really not to be missed if you are blessed with lovely weather and even an hour of it... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Quite a steep hill to walk up Carlton Hill but well worth the effort. The view of Edinburgh is priceless and its free

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A delightful walk up the steep side of Carlton Hill to see the city from above. stunning views of the estuary and surroundings.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Brilliant views over Edinburgh, specially if you're wiling to spend £4 and climb the stairs of Nelson's monument. Nice to wander over the hill, tranquil and peaceful.

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Baumholder, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is a nice stroll and a view that can not be beat! Right before sunset is the perfect time to catch the city lights. Explore around. From Waverely Station head right (away from the Scott Memorial). There is an entrance to the Old Calton Cemetery on the right a little ways up (stop in and check out the Abraham... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A great view point over Edinburgh, we also went up the Nelson monument saw the museum, great walks around Calton Hill as well

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A must for every visitor .And where else can you have a panoramic 360 degree view of all of Edinburgh.

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Stalbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

For a short climb from end of princess street Your rewarded with 360 degree views of the city. A great little walk, squeeze this into your day while in Edinburgh. You'll need less than an hour and you will get some great pics of the castle and city.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Stayed at Motel One in Princes Street and this is just about 10-minute walk away from the Hotel. This is nice little walk up and see the city of Edinburgh in different perspective. If you are not fit enough to climb Arthur's seat, Calton Hill is definitely recommended to visit.

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