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“Amazing! WOW! Fantastic value!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Calton Hill

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
Type: Lookouts, Geologic Formations
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Owner description: Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.
Lochgilphead, United Kingdom
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“Amazing! WOW! Fantastic value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We have just enjoyed an INCREDIBLE long weekend staying here. With beds for 8 and an off season discount we paid £20 per head per night for what has been the most magical and inspiring of adventures. The views, as I'm sure all these reviews highlight, are just outstanding. The decor is thoughtful and in keeping with the period and the special furniture and finishes were appreciated too. We wondered if 2 bathrooms would be enough for 4 bedrooms and they were easily able to cope. Three of us stayed for the duration with friends and family popping in at times and the house lends itself to being the most fabulous entertaining space. We found the climb up a little daunting at first but did get used to it and it was great to have the secure parking at the bottom of the hill - a REAL bonus in the centre of Edinburgh! We loved the fully equipped kitchen and the secure garden where children can play safely for hours - only drawback was we didn't get half the shopping or Christmas done that needed doing as we were so reluctant to leave the amazing views and tranquil environment to plod through the city - so even better value when you consider what we didn't spend on shopping! We WILL be back!!

Visited November 2012
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“Amazing view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Really amazing view of the city! It is really close to the center of the city and definitely worth visiting!

Visited July 2012
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“spectacular views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Easy to walk up and spectacular views of the city and a rich atmosphere on the hill. Just a few minutes walk from the centre of town.

Visited November 2012
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“The views make it worth visiting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

The views of Arthur's Mount, the castle, the old town, or the firth make this place worth visiting. But I can't understand why the Scottish tourist board have not done more to make this an attraction.
Is the coulomb thing being built or falling down ?

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“Fine view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

A hilltop with historic buildings including a copy of the Parthenon which, allegedly, they could not afford to finish.
Said to be the haunt of lonely solicitors, soliciting.

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