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Calton Hill

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Broughton & Calton
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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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Stunning views - must go!

We were planning on visiting Arthur's Seat but due to limited time we instead opted for Calton Hill and I'm so pleased we did! The views are lovely over the city centre but even... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were planning on visiting Arthur's Seat but due to limited time we instead opted for Calton Hill and I'm so pleased we did! The views are lovely over the city centre but even more incredible when you walk a bit further and look over the hills and Arthur's seat. It was beautiful even on a wintery misty day and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you visit Edinburgh you have to come here and see this beutiful view, the surroundings og the city. It is not far to go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Brilliant old buildings lots of history and superb views of Edinburgh - worth the walk, take your time and enjoy the views as you follow the path to the top. The London road paths are the gentlest. Don't forget your camera

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our taxi driver told us about this place and advised the view was great. We finished here on our Torchlight walk from the city centre on Dec 30th, so it was dark. The view at night was good and the fireworks spectacular (on three sides). Unfortunately we didn't make it back during the day.....next time!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a wander up here as the views of Edinburgh, Fife and the Forth are spectacular. It's accessible by road too if elderly or disabled. Historic monuments, Edinburghshire disgrace and the observatory all up here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first stop for the day! It was cold but well worth the climb! Lovely views every way you look. Make sure you get a 360

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a good place to stop a lettle and look the citie. It is just 5 minutes from the south bridge. I recommend that!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We found Carlton Hill on an early morning walk from our hotel How wonderful this was The views amazing The structures so filled with history Recommend this to all

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A few steps up Calton Hill and you have a view of central Edinburgh. It was packed with photographers at sunset but still worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gorgeous views of arthur's seat and the surrounding landscape, worth the short climb, right near the city centre

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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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