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Calton Hill

St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
+44 131 510 7555
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Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nelson monument” (269 reviews)
“arthur's seat” (703 reviews)
“short climb” (66 reviews)
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St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
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+44 131 510 7555
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"nelson monument"
in 269 reviews
"arthur's seat"
in 703 reviews
"short climb"
in 66 reviews
"end of princes street"
in 51 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 182 reviews
"easy climb"
in 69 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 78 reviews
"nice walk"
in 128 reviews
"steep walk"
in 52 reviews
"city centre"
in 144 reviews
"sunny day"
in 135 reviews
"views over edinburgh"
in 48 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 57 reviews
"old town"
in 152 reviews
"holyrood palace"
in 81 reviews
"royal mile"
in 96 reviews
"observatory"
in 221 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was staying in a hotel adjacent to this site and am so glad I hike up to the top to begin my stay in Edinburgh. The view from the top will help you navigate the city effectively for the rest of your stay and...More

Thank duda60898
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The walk to the top isn't too challenging, and the view of the city is well worth the effort. The grounds are spacious, so overcrowding isn't an issue.

Thank Birdguy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Good to have nice photographs, nice place in city centre. Easily reachable , No tickets . good to spend an hour

Thank Amit K
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We happened upon Calton Hill when walking down the road past the Old Royal High School, a friendly city worked offered to open the road gate for us to walk up rather than the steps farther down the road. Calton Hill is much larger than...More

Thank Nina K
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of our favourite walks in the city as the walk up the hill leads to amazing views of Edinburgh. It is probably best in the evening and the buildings there can give. a superb picture especially in a sunset.

Thank DavidMay1945
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We came up here to explore the area and take in the views of Edinburgh. I could see Calton Hill from the Royal Mile so we drove up, parked and walked about.

Thank PrestonGuild
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Edinburgh has some many nice viewpoints that it may be difficult to choose just one ... but I´d say this is the nicest one if you don´t have too much time but can manage a 15 minutes long uphill walk. It is a bit of...More

Thank patriciaescolar
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

All the times I’ve been here I never ventured the far end of princess street. Wow what an idiot I’ve been missing this gem the whole time. It’s a lovely walk and beautiful views of the water and the city 360• It’s a decent but...More

Thank Katie K
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Starting at the bottom and working your way up is a huff and puff with several stops to be young again. Once up reasonably flat. Monuments are great and this is the first parkour the city what great views to see.

Thank Perkadventures
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We climb uphill from the back which was more hard than climbing from Regent Street. But beautiful monuments and sculptures on the of Calton Hill. Unfortunately the observatory was closed but would love to visit again.

Thank Amirah D
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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to
malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton
have long been transitional neighborhoods with a mixed
identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found
a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but
overt along bustling epicenter Broughton Street; even
if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art
galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of
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Peter E
March 10, 2018|
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Response from Sandyback2015 | Reviewed this property |
I got a bit out of breath but the path is sort of gradual from the entrance we came in by. Just take your time because the view is well worth it and there are plenty of benches at the top to sit on for a rest.
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candy c
December 30, 2017|
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Response from FadedFoodie | Reviewed this property |
A number of stairs are involved to get there. Once on the hill, the pram can cruise.
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spyderetti
November 26, 2017|
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Response from TucsonCruising27 | Reviewed this property |
I was there a few days before Veteran's Day and one could see some of the Fireworks in Edinburgh. However it is best to view them from Edinburgh Castle.
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