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“Unexpected Treasure” 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 #13 of 156 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Geologic Formations, Lookouts, Outdoors
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Owner description: Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.
Edmonton, Canada
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“Unexpected Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Our hotel was at the bottom of Calton Hill, and so we ventured up the hill on a whim. What an unexpected treasure! I was surprised to find a beautiful park, the National Monument and the City Observatory. It is definitely worth a visit. The views of Edinburgh are amazing!

Visited July 2013
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“Great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This is located about 5 minutes walk from the Waverley train station. It is an easy incline to obtain a really nice view.

The Nelson monument is located here also, which offers a spectacular view for just £4. Beware, there is quite a climb of spiral stairs to get there, but well worth it.

The National monument is a bit dilapidated (not surprising, with tourists jumping all over it), but the architecture is interesting, based on the Greek pathenon.

Overall, worth a visit to Calton Hill.

Visited August 2013
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“Beautiful views across Edinburgh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Need to be fairly fit to get up there but worth it! Some old monuments up there and good photo opportunities.

Visited August 2013
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“Splendid views in all directions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

The best way to view Princes Street and the Castle, not to mention the Firth of Forth and surrounding countryside. For the best views climb up the Nelson Monument.

Visited August 2013
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“Lovely views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Quick and easy to get to from the centre of town, it's amazing it is even there! There are lovely views all around from the top. The old observatory is not open except for special days but the Nelson Monument is open for tourists (for a small fee). Lovely get away only minutes from the busy city.

Visited April 2013
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