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Address: off Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
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Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the...

Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.

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Everything on the hill

You can see a couple of buildings and monuments. It is also UNESCO world heritage site. You can get one of the best city view. Beautiful symbol of the city.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can see a couple of buildings and monuments. It is also UNESCO world heritage site. You can get one of the best city view. Beautiful symbol of the city.

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Malta
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Awesome scenery, not too steep or hilly and can be easily climbed by anyone in less than an hour. Beautiful spots for taking pictures and admiring the surroundings of Edinburgh!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of our favourite places to go to - you get the most fantastic views over Edinburgh and it's a great place to watch the sunset.

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Thank Trina F
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I visited Calton hill on a visit to Edinburgh (he was going to propose here but it was far too busy so ended up popping the question at the botanic gardens). It was really busy so hard to take nice photos of the scenery without people getting in the way. However, we really enjoyed it.

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Thank Lucyscruv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Edinburgh on many occasions & seen the iconic buildings that stand on Carlton Hill from a far, but finally made it up to the top! Easily accessible & the views are just fabulous - even on a grey, cold February day! Great to see Edinburgh from a different perspective & also great roofscapes!

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit as the whole of Edinburgh can be seen - lovely open space with the National Monument in the middle of it.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Has a great view of the city from the top, its a steep-ish walk up to the hill but when you get there its pretty cool. There's some interesting history about the monument there and Edinburgh pride. Quite interesting stuff. Watch your hat on a windy day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice views of the city, relaxing and peaceful place where to start your day. Also good place to workout

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If Arthurs seat is a bit of struggle - have a walk up here - just as great views, very peaceful with some great photo opportunities

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was killing time before our dinner reservation so wondered around here, really good place for a long walk , very hilly so be careful especially in the wet and windy months. great views in all angles of Edinburgh.

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighborhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicenter Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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