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“Nice walk, great views and free!”
Review of Calton Hill

Calton Hill
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Owner description: Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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“Nice walk, great views and free!”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Not far from Royal Mile, fabulaous views, very quiet when we visited, it is well worth the walk. Not a difficult or particularly long walk either so accessible to a wide range of people as long as you are able to negotitate stairs and a bit of a hill/walk up hill. Strongly recommended on any clear day.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Amazing views”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Wow! What amazing views you can have once you've reached the top! the new city and the sea, the volcano and the Holyrood park and, most of all, the old city and the castle!! Lovely to find a Portuguese cannon there and there's a few beautiful monuments up there (specially the Nelson's monument).

Visited March 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great views”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Not a long way out of the city centre, about 5-10 minutes walk from Waverly Bridge where the tour buses stop. Fantastic views over Edinburgh and a bit of history thrown in

Visited March 2013
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Benfleet, England, United Kingdom
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“Lovely view”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Fabulous view from Carlton Hill, worth the climb. The Observatory, Horatio Nelson and other monuments situated up there.

Visited March 2013
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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“Great views”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

A steep walk up from our B&B led us to Calton Hill. There are interesting information boards for the hill and the historical monuments and great views over the city. Well worth the exertion of getting up there with a child buggy!

Visited March 2013
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