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Calton Hill

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Address: off Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
Phone Number: 44 131 200 2000
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Lovely parc

It's a beautiful view over the city and the parc itself is also really nice. It's one of my favorite spots of this lovely city

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Huissen, Nederland

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Huissen, Nederland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a beautiful view over the city and the parc itself is also really nice. It's one of my favorite spots of this lovely city

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just a short walk from Princes street this is a must visit place when in Edinburgh. This gives the classic view of Princes St and the Castle. Also great views of the rest of the city north to the Forth east to North Berwick Law and south to Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags..Also visit the Nelson Monument and the old... More 

Thank Myglassisfull
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There’s not much to see on Calton Hill, but if you are wandering around Princes Street or the Royal Mile, a detour would not be a waste of your time. Essentially, Calton is a hill of monuments, affording a beautiful view of Edinburgh, Salisbury Crag, and Arthur’s Seat. The most prominent monuments on Calton Hill can be seen from afar... More 

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

Another must for your visit to Edinburgh. Some great views of the city showing the contrast between history and development.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Calton Hill is a fine vantage point to take stock of Edinburgh. The Hume Walk circles the hill and along the walk there are fine views of the Firth of Forth, the New Town, and of course Princes Street. Upon Calton Hill there is much to see such as Nelson Monument and the Observatory. I would recommend taking in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great viewpoint of Edinburgh for those who dont mind hiking a short walk up the hill. There is a few monuments to take a look at. A nice spot to take a breather from the hustle bustle of the city centre.

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

Great for some bracing Scottish air. Take the short, but steep climb up Calton Hill for some classical architecture and stunning views of Edinburgh.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Perfect place to watch the sunset in the centre of the city. You can see right along the coast on a clear day and all the way up the river Forth.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What would our part of the New Town be without Calton Hill with its first and largest private garden tucked just at the bottom of it. Yes privilege has its price, but what price for privacy?

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

At the end of Princes Street, just past the Waterloo place hotel, you will find a steep set of steps which lead you up the top of Carlton Hill. With stunning views over all of edinburgh, castle, parliment to arthurs seat, in one direction. And out to Leith and the Ocean beyond. Plus the monuments themselves on Carlton Hill, so... More 

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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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