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Calton Hill

St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
0131 510 75 75
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Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.
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  • Average5%
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St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
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0131 510 75 75
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's worth a walk up to Calton hill, you'll get an amazing view over Edinburgh, the sea and to Arthurs seat!

Thank marinav696
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Calton Hill is definitely worth a visit. There are stunning views of the castle and city from here. It's a short walk from Prince's street, and not too strenuous a walk to the top either. Beautiful area in Edinburgh.

Thank Marie B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hard work climbing up to the top but worthwhile for the views if the weather is good and clear. Some restoration occurring at present so check if your objective is open.

Thank Moamamike
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not bad at all! The view from here is pretty nice and I can recommend bringing some lunch and having a seat in the grass, looking out over what I believe to be the southern part of Edinburgh. And then there's The Nelson Monument which...More

Thank ConraDargo
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the location to get a great view of Edinburgh. The town is laid out before you and there is space to sit quietly and reflect, monuments to climb and views to behold. Well worth the climb up - probably most iconic view of...More

Thank TBWorldTraveler
Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved the hill. This was my second trip there. It's beautiful, but they are doing construction up there so it takes away from its beauty

Thank Teani P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Once I got up there I found myself in a peaceful place, with an amazing view over the city, the mountains and the sea. It is absolutely divine! You can have a pic-nic up there or just seat and stare

Thank Mariana C
Reviewed 2 days ago

The walk but Calton Hill is not too bad. You take about one and a half flights of stairs then 30 meters of steep walking. I have mobility issues but felt the views would be worth it and they were! Took about 8 minutes to...More

Thank Gigi_Winnie
Reviewed 3 days ago

Calton Hill provided some of the most memorable views of Edinburgh. It was a beautiful day where the sun was shining and a nice cool breeze was coming from the North Sea. Unfortunately the Collective and Observatory were undergoing construction but regardless you're still going...More

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 4 days ago

The best view of Edinburgh are available from here. It had been pouring with rain about 30mins before I visited and the sky had this great moody look.I could see over to The Castle, out over Leith and also across to Arthurs Seat. When I...More

1  Thank Kym H
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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 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
...More
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Prisna P
From where should I start to go up hill ?
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.
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shailesh_41
Can we run uphill to Carlton hill from Kirk street?
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. :)
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FZBC
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
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.
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