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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” (258 reviews)
“arthur's seat” (697 reviews)
“short climb” (64 reviews)
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St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
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"nelson monument"
in 258 reviews
"arthur's seat"
in 697 reviews
"short climb"
in 64 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 172 reviews
"easy climb"
in 66 reviews
"princes street"
in 225 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 78 reviews
"steep walk"
in 51 reviews
"nice walk"
in 119 reviews
"city centre"
in 141 reviews
"sunny day"
in 133 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 56 reviews
"old town"
in 148 reviews
"holyrood palace"
in 82 reviews
"edinburgh castle"
in 125 reviews
"royal mile"
in 93 reviews
"observatory"
in 217 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is well worth a visit for the views. It is a much more extensive area than we anticipated. A few more benches would have been appreciated as it's a bit of a climb up.

Thank Christine W
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Walked up here for the first time and quite pleasantly surprised by the views. Not to difficult to get there either once you know where you are going. Would recommend.

Thank GB-KSA
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A gentle stroll up this hill gives you great views of Edinburgh and a look up close to some of the towns best monuments and you can have your own Rocky moment!

Thank JoStansbridge
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The entry to the Hill is on Regent road, a coupe of steps. I suggest not taking the steps on the right (unless time poor) but rather going straight on the flat path which winds you up the hill and gives beautiful views of the...More

Thank Meganwhales
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you don’t fancy the full climb up Arthur’s seat, Calton Hill and park is a great way to get an excellent view of the city with only a little climbing. One of the earliest public parks in Scotland, there are several monuments that celebrate...More

Thank Simon C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If Arthur's Seat is too much try the short walk up to Carlton Hill, it has a wonderful 360 view of the city plus some very interesting historic structures. Great place to picnic!

1  Thank yesitsmeagain
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We got lucky on the day we visited Calton Hill. It was somewhat sunny and warm (don't expect much in Scotland). The monuments are worth visiting and the view is picturesque. Very close to the city centre and more accessible than Artur's Seat (also worth...More

Thank Μαρία Κ
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A beautiful and relaxing place that offers stunning views of the city and the coastline. Several monuments are scattered around the park, with each place offering a different view of the surrounding city. Easy walking distance from the city center. Well worth the visit!

Thank John B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely place,a bit random but great. Amazing views, right in the city centre. You need to go there...

Thank _karlamurphy1982
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great views and monuments at the top of this very steep climb well worth it...can be muddy on the grass

Thank RCurl69
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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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