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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 205 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Come here and enjoy view to Edinburgh,preferebly during the sunrise or sunset it is equally beautiful. Convinient also for families to come with children,relax and enjoy in beauty of the city while children play around. There are also charming little details like replica of Acropolis,canons... all together,lovely place

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A unique way to see the city, don't miss climbing on the stairs of the old tower, from the top, the city is a great view, highly recommended to see everything from that spot.

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Sydney, Australia
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Great walk up the hill after our afternoon at Edinburgh Castle. Didnt know what to expect, and was pleasently surprised when we arrived. There were only a few people up their with us, and we enjoyed the view, both back over the city and towards the Castle, and off to the hills and the water. Our little piece of Greece... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Climbing the 170 steps up Nelson tower is worth the effort. Views are tremendous. Bring your camera!!!

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Very good place for sightseeing and taking pictures in Edinburgh. The hill also includes several iconic monuments and buildings. It makes me feel like we were in 15th century.

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Another nice walk , a place where to admire the panorama around at 360 °. Water and mountain around you , and some seesighting around . Someone tells that in the past there was the idea to copy several idea coming from the Greece.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The best view of Edinburgh and the harbour, very windy but worth the view. nelsons monument a must to climb the 177 steps for the ultimate view. A walk from here and then down to the shopping centre in Princess road is a lovely walk

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Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Climing up the Calton Hill is sports in itself but once you are up, you have a great view of the city from above. A must for every visitor. On the way to or from, one should visit the cemetery - Robert Burns "Shrine"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Climbing up the hill you have no idea what you will see if you have no prior idea or information about it like I did. All of a sudden you are transferred to past may be 200 hundreds of years, and you are confronted with grassy hill and ancient structures. Wonderful!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

When you are a little bit tired of tours, excursions, tourists and whisky...then you are welcome to visit the Carlton Hill as a place, where you can rest and spend your leisure time. Invite your friends or relatives, take with you some snacks&drinks and enjoy the fascinating, beautiful, wonderful and 360* panoramic view of Edinburgh. On a sunny day all... More

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