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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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Braintree, United Kingdom
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It was my first time to Edinburgh and I was enchanted enough by the city, until my friends took me here! It was a short walk from the city centre and a short, steep ascension up the hill and then you are there! Luckily, it was a clear day and I was treated to breathtaking views over the city and... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This place is amazing! Bring a lunch sit at the top and enjoy! I got some of my best photos from here! It was one of my favourite parts of Edinburgh!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Took a stroll up here after a little shopping at Princes Street on a beautiful sunny day. Really breathtaking views of the city!

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful place to visit when you want to see the city in all its glory. All 360 degrees of the city can be seen and it is a sight to be hold. Truly breathtaking and beautiful.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Located just a short walk east from North Bridge, the entrance to the park is easily accessible. It's a short but steep 10 minutes walk to the top for the best views in Edinburgh! There also seems to be a longer, more gradual path to the top but I expect that would take much longer. Once you get to the... More

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It a bit of a walk to the top but the view is lovely on a clear day you can see for miles. You can climb to the top of a tower but need good strong legs to walk to the top as there is a lot of steps

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High Peak
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

On a recent visit to the city my wife and I decided to take a break from the usual tourist trappings and stretch our legs up here. This park is barely 20 minutes walk from both Waverley station and Prince's Street but affords great views over both the city and the surrounding area with minimal effort even when the park... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I spent my morning at Calton Hill, and it was a very windy and partially cloud day in the summer. Even so, the views were gorgeous! The best ones are from the Nelson Monument, and if you can, please do go up there. It IS beautiful.

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Fountain Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is definitely worth the walk! The view of the city is amazing. We climbed the 143 steps to the top of the Nelson Monument which is a must! You get a view of everything - Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse, etc... If you are into photography you do not want to miss this view.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

At the peak, you can view the Old and New town. As well as the seascape. Breathtaking. Can be windy and chilly. Just a 5 mins walk up the slope from the foothill....quite an easy walk i would say, even my mum with walking difficulties manage to reach the peak

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