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Calton Hill

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Address: off Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
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Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the...

Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.

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Great view of Edinburgh from atop Calton Hill. It's a short climb to the top and it provides a good photo opportunity

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Great view of Edinburgh from atop Calton Hill. It's a short climb to the top and it provides a good photo opportunity

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Watford, United Kingdom
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We climbed the hill as part of the torchlight procession on 30 December. It was very impressive to see the thousands of people walking up with their torches. Also the views were great with the fireworks. Steep walk up and down.

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Close to the royal mile it's worth a visit for the views. And great sunset. Our concierge suggested that we see the sunset and what great advice.

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Best place to take the best photos from the city, especially at sunset. Be patience, as the place is small and it is used to be a bit overcrowded.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After many visits to Edinburgh our first time up Calton Hill , a worthwhile walk with lovely views of Princess Street , Leith and Edinburgh in general.

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It is easy to access from Princess street and you can get a wonderful view from the city. and up thereyou have some monuments and observatories very nice to spend some time.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not far from Princes Street and well worth a visit for the great views and scenery. Go early to avoid crowds if you want good photos.

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I went there at night and it was really cool. Not as high as Artur's seat but still provide amazing view.

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Worth the short walk from the city centre to reach the top of Carlton hill. If you are lucky and get sunny weather you will enjoy the clear views of this beautiful city. Preferably visit around sunset and enjoy the golden hour colors.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The walk around Holyrood ( even if one does visit the Palace which is highly recommended) and 'Up Arthur's Seat' should be included in any visit for its views of the city and coast. Strenuous but satisfying...and Calton Hill is a fine second choice...and less demanding..

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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 top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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