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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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Great views

Lovely walk and fabulous scenery all around edinburgh. Best views in the city. Take the path, which winds around instead of the steps, for interesting views

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England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely walk and fabulous scenery all around edinburgh. Best views in the city. Take the path, which winds around instead of the steps, for interesting views

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Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place for views of the old town and new town - you get a sense of the layout and also note how well Edinburgh has preserved its architectural heritage (e.g. no high buildings in the centre). The clock tower is interesting but costly with no concessions - why?

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quite simply a great place to visit on a sunny day. Nice wee walk ways and plenty of room to set a picnic or just relax. Views must be seen..

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you dont like hills forget it.i got half way and gave up.im sure its very nice at the top and was told the view was superb but you do need a lot of stamina.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for those who enjoy a walk. Steep climb to the top but the views from the top are well worth the climb

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is worth to go uptairs to have beautiful views of the city and surroundings. There is no elevator, but the hill is not too high. It was nice to feel the wind in your face together with a beautiful landscape.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great views over the city and beyond. Arthur's Seat in the distance on a clear day you can see for miles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Climb to the top to see stunning views over Edinburgh, a definite must do, well worth the walk around even on a cold day

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went for a wander around Calton Hill on Sunday early afternoon and enjoyed great 360 views around Edinburgh and the surrouding area. At one side, you are looking out at Leith and all the way round and over to Queensferry. At the other side you are looking out over to Arthur's seat and down at Holyrood Park. Further round you've... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place for lovely views across Edinburgh and the surrounding area. It is situated within minutes of Princess Street and is an easy walk for all abilities.

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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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