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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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St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
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Reviewed yesterday

Has a good view of the surrounding city of Edinburgh, and is very nice especially at sunset. There are quite a few good sites on the top of Calton Hill as well, making it a perfect place to end a day sightseeing the city.

Thank Lady_Snowhawk
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely spot. We had a picnic here and it was really lovely finding paths sprawled out to explore. Ended up finding a family of bunnies and eventually wandered into the new cemetery with a view.

Thank schose
Reviewed 2 days ago

great views at the top of a little walk up a hill, worth having a look. have a walk around before descending back down into Princess street for lunch!

Thank MickDundee2014
Reviewed 2 days ago

The walk up to Calton Hill was one that would have been easier on my body and knees a few years ago, but was well worth the time and effort to climb the steps up. There are fantastic views, several key monuments, including the observatory...More

Thank Markbur
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went early so missed the opportunity to climb the tower. More info would be good. Shame about all the litter.

Thank emmacowdrill
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth the steep 10-15min walk to see the layout of the city. Easily accessible from the city too. Although Arthur's seat is the hill to climb this is a great one to do if you don't have much time to spare.

Thank 66Jules
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth a trot uphill for splendid views. Howver watch out for tourists wanting help with photos. Just look around.

Thank Melissa O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely views. On a nice day perfect for a walk and chill. No toilets so go before you walk up or book into nearby howies after for a pee stop and lovely meal!

Thank Jacochi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just a short walk to get some of the best views of Old Town and New Town as well as Holyrood. Don't miss it.

Thank Christian T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not too much of a walk, but a great panorama view of Edinburgh! If you're feeling energetic, try climbing the tower. Even more better view.

Thank Masumi S
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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.
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shailesh_41
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
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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