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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.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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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"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We walked the royal mile from the castle to holyrood. Then we went up to canton hill and took a bunch of photos. On the trip back we were able to walk through the east and west gardens and take picture of the Scott memorial....More

Thank Ted R
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a short walk and climb from the city center, and the views are spectacular. The large monument is modern and unfinished (they ran out of money). The views will not disappoint you.

Thank Larry Y
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to visit, very close to the centre with lovely view. The monument over there remoinds you greek civilization in another country..

1  Thank digbythomas61
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Reviewed 4 days ago

In Calton Hill the visitor will see numerous landmarks. Nelson's monument and the replica of Parthenon are the most impressive constructions in this area, while the view is also nice from this hill which is not far from the Centre and very clos to Hollyrood...More

Thank nikofoivos
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I really enjoyed the view from Calton hill. It is by far not as high as Arthur's seat, but if you want to get a nice view, with less effort, I would really recommend to explore Calton hill. In addition there's a lot up there...More

1  Thank ninamaria1
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place for a breather from the tourist crowds and shops. Not a hard hike up,at all and great views. The buildings on top are highly photogenic. We opted not to climb the tower as the views were fine already. Do it.

Thank Nexplore
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were fortunate to have a clear afternoon to visit Calton Hill and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. A trip to the top of the Nelson Monument was a nice extra and the views are gorgeous.

Thank Phalcon
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The walk up this hill is very easy - you can either take stairs or a gradual walk around the hill - and it's very pretty. It's also very peaceful up there.

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a 20 minutes walk from old town. A short uphill climb to hill. It has few monuments. Lots of greenery tolaze around and even gave a picnic. Great view of city and seaon a clearday

Thank somam
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It's not far from town. An easy 15 minutes climb if you would like to enjoy both Old Town and New Town from the top. Saves your energy from hiking Arthur's Seat. But it can get pretty windy over here. Make sure you wear a...More

Thank addy636
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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
30 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
26 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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