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Calton Hill

St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
+44 131 200 2000
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St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
+44 131 200 2000
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Reviewed yesterday

If you don't want to walk all the way up Arthur's seta this is a good comprise. Will get good views ( though not as good)

Thank drrob2
Reviewed yesterday

We took a taxi (£ 8.00) from our hotel Macdonald Holyrood to the entrance on A1 (Princess St). There is a long flight of stairs. I went up slowly since I injured my foot earlier in the day at Edinburgh Castle. I was very tired...More

Thank teresa3000
Reviewed yesterday

To me, this is a must-visit while in Edinburgh. There is a gradual walking path to the top or about 100 steps will get you there in a third of the time. There are some wonderful monuments and you will be rewarded with a great...More

Thank Cody M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This hill is quite a treasure situated in the centre of the city. Easy to access and if you are up for some great exercise, picnic and a 360 view of Edinburgh, this will certainly delight.

Thank TPKevin
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice easy uphill walk on new years day, great views of Edinburgh amazing view of Leith and its port although the wind was freezing definetly worth the visit.

Thank Jose P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's a quick walk up, takes less than 5 mins to get up there from the street. The views are amazing! It's practically a 360 degree view, but you have to walk around to see all around. On the one side you have Edinburgh's old...More

Thank KANewYork
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well since Edinburgh is all about climbing hills, it would be rude not to visit Carlton Hill! The views on a clear day are great, and if you are feeling a little adventurous you can take a running jump and sit on the National Monument,...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is close to the city center even though it is very quiet! I enjoyed the view and the relaxing atmosphere. If you arrive in Edinburgh, I think that you shoud arrive here :)

Thank Madalina L
Reviewed 3 days ago

We absolutely loved our walk, post-dinner, up to Calton Hill. We timed it just right to see Edinburgh at sunset. That location gives perfect views over the city with a stillness that cannot be experienced in many places. Wonderful and highly recommended.

Thank Lydia H
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you're out of shape, be forewarned. The walk is a steep hike uphill and you should pace yourself. I know, because that's what happened to me. I laugh about it now, but I felt my heart was going to burst. Be sure to wear...More

1  Thank Dallende
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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Prisna P
From where should I start to go up hill ?
May 12, 2017|
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Response from shaun r | Reviewed this property |
Princess street is the easiest spot. There are many other entrances on the sides.
Can we run uphill to Carlton hill from Kirk street?
April 14, 2017|
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Response from Yolande V | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can run the hill, if you really like to do that. :)
Hi is it possible to go there at 5/6 in the morning in order to take some photos or must i wait till it opens? Thanks
October 16, 2016|
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Response from BonnieRed850 | Reviewed this property |
Hi BZBC. Carlton Hill is never closed! It is an open public space that you can visit at any time of day or night. Choosing a morning when the weather allows a clear view is the difficultly. Good Luck.