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“Great views of the City” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Calton Hill

Calton Hill
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Ranked #11 of 391 things to do in Edinburgh
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Owner description: Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great views of the City”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

Lovely uncrowded area with great views of the city and monumental buildings. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“excellent view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

This place is just brilliant. It was a sunny breezy day when we visited. the view of the city and the water was mesmerizing from the top. spent 3 lazy hours, sipping coffee and relaxing under the Sun.

Visited September 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Fairy tale view of the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Calton Hill is a great area to explore. You can find some great views of the city, and a few monuments scattered on top. It's very easy to find. If you're in the touristy part of the city, you can't miss it. Just look for the hill with all the monuments and what looks like ruins. It's an easy walk up.

We made it up there just before sundown on our last evening, and I'm so glad we did. Nice FREE fun!

Visited July 2013
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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“Stunning views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Calton Hill is probably my favourite place in Edinburgh. Stunning views of the City (and further afield) and very tranquil. I could literally spend a whole afternoon just sitting looking over Leith and I wouldn't get bored. I'd highly recommend visitors to the City to visit Calton Hill!

Visited August 2013
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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“very romantic spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

when I came here, I went with a boyfriend and we stayed in a Travelodge very close by. So when we found this place nearby we were thrilled, it had some lovely views and at sunset was stunning with the sun streaming through the miniature Colosseum. At the time I was writing an article about myths of Edinburgh and loved the fairy gateway at Calton Hill! It has a very magical feel and some great walks to take :3

Visited October 2012
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