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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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Dunoon, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We visited here on Saturday morning not long after 10 am - obviously too early for the cleaners! That's if they ever make it there at all. The entire place, every monument and park bench, every footpath and wall was strewn with rubbish of every kind. Piles of bottles, cans, food packets, and of course the ubiquitous cigarette butts and... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Cannot be missed as offers amazing view at Edinburgh and surroundings. Interesting mixture of history and nature in one. Sometimes can be messy and busy, especially around Christmas period. However, do not go there at night as as advised by locals.

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Royston, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Great views all over Edinburgh and out as far as Leith and the coast. Worth the climb up and there a café at the top with hot refreshments. Loads of tour parties but plenty of space

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Fantastic views but such odd " buildings" a folly that looks like a Greek ruin in central Edinburgh ?

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Jurong, Singapore
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Don't let the fact that it's on a hill put you off! The stairs are quite easy to climb, but you can also take a slow stroll on the paved track that winds up the hill. Nelson's Monument, the Athenian Acropolis and the fantastic lookout views of Edinburgh's Old Town and the newer parts are the highlights. There are many... More

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London, United Kingdom
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59 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It is a short walk from Princes Street and it does not require too much effort to reach the top. There is a good view of the city and the castle and it is a nice place to stroll or to relax.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A must ,it's views over Edinburgh are amazing. It's a bit of a walk up there but great if the weather is good. Great way to see the city and get your bearing.

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Pittsburg, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful scenery- great place to see overview of Edinburgh! Lots of unusual buildings here. Worth the time to go here.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

An easy climb up the hill but with nice views and the unfinished Greek columns one could imaging being in Greece.

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Darien, Illinois
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Compared to Arthur's Seat, this is a much shorter climb, so if you don't plan on climbing Arthur's Seat, I would highly recommend climbing this hill to see the views. (And even if you do climb Arthur's Seat, climb on up here anyways) One of the best places to see the castle from.

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