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Calton Hill

St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
+44 131 510 7555
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Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
+44 131 510 7555
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a lovely place to walk to. It has beautiful views of the city, Edinburgh castle and Arthur's Seat. There are a number of monuments and buildings on the hill which have interesting historical significance.

Thank Alexandra S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On a warm day this spot would be good for a picnic. The problem is that you are visiting Scotland. Still worth a visit.

Thank Alisa D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I climbed all the staires from the park, it was absolutely worth it to lose my breath. Quite windy and too many turists at the top, but the place is well maintained and lit, so I got to enjoy it. Even on a cloudy day...More

Thank Sprungler
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth the effort to climb get the best view of Edinburgh and it costs nothing. It does get quite busy and renovation work to buildings is going on.

Thank Gypsy60_11
Reviewed 4 days ago

A member of our group had a cold so we missed The Seat for this instead. You can climb onto the columns (named "The shame of Scotland" - read the story) for a few Instagram worthy pics and circumvent the hill for lovely views of...More

Thank Tania444
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing view of Edinburgh, a 5 minute walk gets you to the top and to an iconic and beautiful view. A must see

Thank EFLawrence
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Its a must visit for great views of Edinburgh. The view from the top of nelson monument was awesome and worth the winding spiral staircase in this cold weather...

Thank I R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is free to go there, so it is worthy go there and check the skyline. The best view of Edimburgh! Very organzed

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Thank Rafael F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely place in Edinburgh that makes for a nice afternoon stroll. It's popular with tourists (hence my trip there), and it seems to also attract locals - nice elderly couples walking hand in hand, people taking dogs for walks... Sadly, the tourists can be...More

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were stopping up by Waverley Station so instead of Arthur’s Seat which was probably too much for one of us 😉 chose Carlton Hill instead great views all round and if you go to the base of Nelson’s column on the right hand side...More

Thank Adrianb94
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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27 November 2017|
Response from SuperAleBros | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know where fireworks are but I can assure you that from Calton Hill you have 360 degrees view on Edinburgh, so I think yes.
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. :)