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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 210 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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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If you are unfit climbing up here could be a chore. Once up Calton Hill, there are monuments and great views of the city. There is even a cafe up there for refreshments. There is seating to admire the views and the day we were there plenty of people were out looking around.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

When I first saw it from the north bridge, it seems very very high so we had some doubts of going to the top. So we decided to go closer to take some pictures from down the road, and when we got there it wasn't that high, just go up some stairs to the top of the hill. I loved... More

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Calton Hill is a hill close to the center of Edinburgh, It contains several interesting monuments. The Acrpolis that looks a bit like a Greek monument was never finished, even though it had been build around 1822 by architect William Playfair. He was only able to finish its facade, as his funds run dry. It became "Edinburgh's shame" for several... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

A very pleasant walk with plenty to see once you get to the top. Good view of the city - we enjoyed the sun set from the vantage point and were able to get some striking pictures.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

It's great looking up at the monuments on Calton Hill from Edinburgh, but even better looking down on Edinburgh from the top of the hill. Such a beautiful city in a wonderful setting. Easy to get to and well worth a slow stroll up the hill for amazing views of the city and beyond. Even better if you feel like... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Climb is not too bad, I did it slowly and enjoyed the views and took some very nice photos. Had a guide book to help me with the history of the place

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Edinburgh, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Let's be clear, the 'best' views of Edinburgh are from the top of Arthur's Seat, but for those who don't want the climb, Calton Hill offers almost as good panoramas, and in some cases better angles on certain areas. It's the type of hill that, as a local, you often overlook, and then every now and then pop by and... More

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful place to take a walk or jog. Historical sites to take in and some of the most beautiful sites overlooking Scotland's pristine Ocean and Mountains.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Spectacular views of the city from the top of the hill. The walk up was fairly easy and more than worth it. The best pictures I took on my trip to Edinburgh were taken from Calton Hill. Lovely!

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Calton Hill offers an easy walk up with some stunning views of the city. Make sure to take a camera!

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