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“Be up for the sunset - Brilliant !”
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Calton Hill
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Owner description: Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.
London, United Kingdom
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“Be up for the sunset – Brilliant !”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Although the views from the top of Carlton Hill are obviously not as extensive as those from the top of Arthur’s seat, they are still very impressive and require a lot less time and energy to be enjoyed. And for that reason alone you should make the effort to climb.
Its location to the east of the City give great views along the Royal mile to the castle and as others have mention thus provides great views over the City as the sun sets out to the west.
Come up just before sunset on a clear day. Sit on the edge by the tower and enjoy the setting sun. It will be an hour of your life you will remember for a long time to come.

Visited July 2014
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Brussels, Belgium
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“We got blue skies and amazing views!”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

A great way to walk off breakfast. A steep hill but the views are very well worth it. Lovely place to take a picnic on a sunny day.

Visited April 2014
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“Must visit ”
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

When in Edinburgh you must go up Carton hill. The views are amazing. You will be able to see Edinburgh through 360 degrees.

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Alicante, Spain
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“Amazing views!”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

The sights are amazing! You have the city centre on one side and Leith and the harbour on the other, plus a sight of Arthur's Seat and Holyrood Palace. The Neoclassic temples give it an old-fashioned glamour, and it's definitely a must if you're in a romantic getaway.

Visited August 2014
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Helsinki, Finland
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“A walk after Breakfast”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Walk up to Calton Hill and sit down for a while and let your eyes and legs rest and enjoy the scenery!

Visited August 2014
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