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Calton Hill

Address: off Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland (Calton Hill)
Phone Number: 44 131 200 2000
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Ranked #14 of 155 Attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Lookouts, Outdoors
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Owner description: Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

If you don't want to climb Arthur's Seat but would like to get in on a more leisurely stroll to one of the best views in Edinburgh, this would be the place for you. I'd love to see a few more trash cans on the walk and less trash on the ground.

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Brighton, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Well worth the walk up the hill from the end of Princes St. The 360 degree views were breathtaking. The Nelson monument costs £4 to climb to the top for even more spectacular views, but you can enter the museum on the ground floor for free

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

If Arthur's Seat is too far, you could always visit Calton Hill. It has miraculous views of the old town and the new town. The only negative thing is that you'll need to climb up a lot of stairs to the hill. However, despite being very tiring to go up the stairs, the view is certainly worth the challenge.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

If you don't have time/energy for Arthur's Seat, the views you get on this hill are equally rewarding. There are many monuments here, including the National Monument which is a memorial to Scottish soldiers died in the Napoleonic wars. Getting up might seem daunting at first, but don't be scared. Must see.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This city park is just a few minutes from the Balmoral hotel and central Edinburgh yet seems a world away - head up for great views and pay the £4 for a spectacular view from the top of Nelson's Monument - it's definitely worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited Calton Hill this summer and boy what a treat that was. We went with our cameras in hand as we were told that the views were outstanding and that is exactly what they were. You can see Edinburgh City in all its glory and I especially loved the views over the office buildings with their... More

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Lier Municipality, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Amazing views over the whole city.saw towards Leith,the harbour,the Forth of Fife, The Palace of Hlyroodhouse, Arthur's Seat, . Edinborough's sky-line and Edinborouh Castle .Fantastic.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Was recommended this viewing point by our B&B owner, and we weren't disappointed! Minutes away from the city centre and after a short but steep climb we were greeted by some lovely views of the whole city. We went on a averagely sunny day near dusk and could see for absolutely miles, towards Arthur's seat, the sea and the city... More

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Udine, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Amazing view on the whole city! Nice walk around the hill, and astonishing view on Arthur's Seat and Edinbrugh city center.

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Holbaek, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Edinburgh is a reletive hilly city and you have to climb some streets and stairs to enter Calton Hill but the reward is worth the trip. You have a magnificent view over all of Edinburgh inclusive the Palace of Holyrood and the harbour area. There are also some landmarks on the hille, so you can easily spend an hour there.

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