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Calton Hill

St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
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Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.
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St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
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Reviewed yesterday

Carlton Hill is another very famous place in Edinburgh. On a nice day, there is plenty of room to run, have a picnic, etc. Just be aware...a thorough visit to the area requires quite a bit of walking and climbing stairs/steep hills. During my latest...More

Thank Kristi J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Over a mile walk round and a nice little cafe on top of hill Plenty of lovely views to Edinburgh castle , Edinburgh city and holyrood park Dogs can run free and do there business without worry about them getting too near to roads

Thank Dean C
Reviewed yesterday

Not a very bad climb at all—a few brief steep parts, the steepest has a handrail. I went up here to watch the Fringe Festival fireworks at Edinburgh Castle. We had an incredible view, and the sunset and the fireworks both absolutely blew me away....More

Thank Leah v
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is one of the most spotted places in Edinburgh. Climb the hill and when you reach the top, you’ll see the whole Edinburgh city. It is one of the most visited landmarks in Edinburgh because of the Napoleon Monument and the striking structure of...More

Thank Penny_Montes
Reviewed 2 days ago

Calton hill got an amazing view of the city and the coast as well. It's a hill that the very young and the old can do, I think. They've got the National Monument and a tower I forgot the name. They say that's the tower...More

Thank Lunuel Surriane S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did not go up the Nelson monument (big tower) but the views were still fantastic. There was a rainbow just past the national monument while we were up there so that made it quite special. You will want pictures of the Stewart monument so...More

Thank dragonflyfrisbee
Reviewed 2 days ago

After few mins of walk from Princes street you'll found Calton Hill where you can hike and get amazing view of the city!

Thank MokkaJ
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a great little hike to the top where you get to enjoy the excellent views and explore some more. Totally free, would recommend a visit

Thank Erwin M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Found my way up Calton Hill just by chance and certainly glad I did so! Views up there were fantastic and lots to see. Make sure that you descend back down through Jacob's Ladder to the Royal Mile for an extra treat!

Thank CLG_Ottawa
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not only did the walk to the top get my heart beating but the views did also. We were very lucky with the weather, late September warm sunshine, which I'm sure added to our enjoyment but I'm sure the views will be magnificent any time...More

Thank Pete B
Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to
malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton
have long been transitional neighbourhoods 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 epicentre Broughton Street;
even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and
art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The
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Prisna P
12 May 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.
14 April 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. :)
16 October 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.