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Calton Hill

off Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland (Calton Hill)
44 131 200 2000
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Ranked #16 of 207 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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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Just spectacular view for Edinburgh from the top of the hill, if you do not see the city from there and took pictures then ... you missed out!

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The most amazing pictures from Edinburgh were taken by me from this hill. The atmosphere and the panoramic views just breathtaking...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

If any one has read the Iain Rankin books Rebus. There would be many a mention of the Calton Hill. Great for a walk preferably during the day time. A little creepy during the evening for me. But some may choose to go and watch the views off Edinburgh at night. You would get spectacular views from there.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Great views from the top. What more could you want? How about a couple of monuments, including an old clock tower and observatory?

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

You can find many things at Calton hill. Great to spend time there and take beautiful pictures. The only problem is you need to do long line for coffee place.

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Paris area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A short walk (15") up a steep path from London Road and you have an absolutely magnificent panoramic view of the City. We went up during the day and also at night - Edinburgh's city lights are a sight worth seeing. Definitely recommended!

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Duisburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Some relaxing place in the green in the middle of the city, with a fantastic view to the old town of Edinburgh.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Good place for views of the city and photo ops, especially if you don't want to hike up Salisbury Crags or Arthur Seat. It's 4 £ if you want to climb up Nelson's Monument (which we didn't do). There's a small concession stand but no public toilets available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It would be a sin to visit Edinburgh without climbing that few stairs to Calton hill and enjoy the great city view. If you are a photographer it's absolute must see photo location. Most famous photos of Edinburgh are taken from this hill. Up there you can also find Nelson monument, National monument, Dugald Stewart Monument, Collective gallery and observatory.... More

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It's a stiff walk up the steps to Calton Hill, but well worth it for the amazing views: across to the Castle and the City proper, or over the Firth of Fourth and the Highlands. There's even a smart little cafe if you need to get your breath back...

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