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Address: off Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
Phone Number: 44 131 200 2000
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Description: Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the...
Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.
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You can see the whole Edinburgh thing from here! The whole town, the Firth of Forth bridge, the Edinburgh Bay... And you will see why Edinburgh is called "The Athens of the North"!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

You can see the whole Edinburgh thing from here! The whole town, the Firth of Forth bridge, the Edinburgh Bay... And you will see why Edinburgh is called "The Athens of the North"!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The calton hill has the national monument and the city observatory as well as the watch tower. Its a good walk and gives awesome views of the city. The down side being there are no toilets any where near.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The landscape is amazing!! there are sea view and city view at one side, and there are different view if we climbed up to the National Monument. Calton Hill is a good place for photography lover.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We had booked a hotel at the Royal Terrace. We picked up some leaflets of 'places to visit' from hotel. We were happy to discover that Carlton hill was just round the corner. On the map of Edinburgh this is towards the right. The climb to the hill is not too much which is a big plus. The hill itself... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The view from the hill of Edinburgh is fantastic. Sea on a side and busy city on the other.definitely a must visit to get a glimpse of Edinburgh from the top.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This hill overlooking the city is a nice walk from the city center and if the weather is good will offer a great 360° view of the city and the sea. The Nelson monument is worth climbing for an even better view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic evening walk up Calton Hill. It bosts views looking north over the estuary, and south up to Arthur's seat. This is a place with hundreds of photo opportunities, and some amazing architecture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Steep paths up to it from several directions but the view is great. Art gallery up there but we did not go. Just go for the view (on a fine day!!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Nice walk up the hill and lovely view of surrounding area Good for photo shots or just a stroll around admiring the city spread out below

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We loved this little oasis in the middle of Edinburgh. The Nelson monument, Hume walk and Observatory are wonderful and relaxing. The views are spectacular and gives you a great idea of how the city is laid out.

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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.