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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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“nelson monument” (268 reviews)
“arthur's seat” (702 reviews)
“short climb” (66 reviews)
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St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
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"nelson monument"
in 268 reviews
"arthur's seat"
in 702 reviews
"short climb"
in 66 reviews
"end of princes street"
in 51 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 182 reviews
"easy climb"
in 69 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 78 reviews
"nice walk"
in 127 reviews
"steep walk"
in 52 reviews
"city centre"
in 144 reviews
"sunny day"
in 135 reviews
"views over edinburgh"
in 48 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 57 reviews
"old town"
in 151 reviews
"holyrood palace"
in 81 reviews
"royal mile"
in 95 reviews
"observatory"
in 221 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

All the times I’ve been here I never ventured the far end of princess street. Wow what an idiot I’ve been missing this gem the whole time. It’s a lovely walk and beautiful views of the water and the city 360• It’s a decent but...More

Thank Katie K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Starting at the bottom and working your way up is a huff and puff with several stops to be young again. Once up reasonably flat. Monuments are great and this is the first parkour the city what great views to see.

Thank Perkadventures
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We climb uphill from the back which was more hard than climbing from Regent Street. But beautiful monuments and sculptures on the of Calton Hill. Unfortunately the observatory was closed but would love to visit again.

Thank Amirah D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had not planned to visit the top of Calton Hill, but were making our way to our restaurant on the other side. We are so glad we went here! The view from the top of Edinburgh and Arthur's Seat is spectacular.

Thank Pennymohr
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place has commanding views over the city and an interesting variety of things of interest so well worth the trek

Thank Batesaj
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Apparently sunset is the most popular time to be here (I could imagine why), but if you want the place to yourself and are willing to wake up early (depending on the time of the year), then I would consider sunrise. In my case, sunrise...More

Thank Jason G
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Calton Hill, on a good day, offers some wonderful views of Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, and Leith. Unfortunately, our experience was tempered by the fact that some of the monuments were undergoing restoration (or so it appeared) and temporary construction fencing detracted from the otherwise...More

Thank Burnscheadle
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really worth visiting, if you haven't been, but only in good weather. Then you have great views over the city without having to go all the way up Arthurs seat ;-) However, there is no café and/or restrooms there.

Thank Be2704
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This provides a different view of Edinburgh. It affords views of the city, the castle, Arthur’s Seat and the sea. This is easy to access, just follow Princes Street walking South past the station and the New Apple store and on a short way to...More

Thank Thargon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A stroll around the Hill to catch some quiet moments may be a wonderful thing to do. Peaceful and tranquil.

Thank Walkeries
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Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to
malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton
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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
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Peter E
10 March 2018|
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Response from Sandyback2015 | Reviewed this property |
I got a bit out of breath but the path is sort of gradual from the entrance we came in by. Just take your time because the view is well worth it and there are plenty of benches at the top to sit on for a rest.
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candy c
31 December 2017|
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Response from FadedFoodie | Reviewed this property |
A number of stairs are involved to get there. Once on the hill, the pram can cruise.
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spyderetti
27 November 2017|
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Response from TucsonCruising27 | Reviewed this property |
I was there a few days before Veteran's Day and one could see some of the Fireworks in Edinburgh. However it is best to view them from Edinburgh Castle.
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