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Calton Hill, Edinburgh

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Part of the city’s World Heritage-listed area, the grassy slopes of Calton Hill offer panoramic views of the surrounding region. Visible from this observation point are the city’s main shopping district and the historic Edinburgh Castle. Easily accessible on foot or by car, the hill is home to several historic memorials and buildings, including the National Monument and the City Observatory. On the steep southern slope of the hill you can also visit the Scottish Parliament building, Holyrood Palace, and the old Royal High School. The venue for a number of special events throughout the year, the hill is a popular picnic spot for both locals and passing travelers. PutCalton Hill into our Edinburgh trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • If You want to see the whole city climb to this hill. Views are amazing! Tere are also interesting historical buildings and monuments to explore. Beware of strong and cold wind! The day I climbed... 
    If You want to see the whole city climb to this hill. Views are amazing! Tere are also interesting historical buildings and monuments to explore. Beware of strong and cold wind! The day I climbed...  more »
  • From this hill you can see the Old town and the New town of Edinburgh. Also, you can enjoy the view of the rest of the city including Leith!! Great experience!! We will repeat!! 
    From this hill you can see the Old town and the New town of Edinburgh. Also, you can enjoy the view of the rest of the city including Leith!! Great experience!! We will repeat!!  more »
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  • Second best place to visit in Edinburgh! Great view of the city and lots of monuments on the hill. The best place to take an afternoon walk with a coffee.
  • Really nice walk. Beautiful views, but when we went there it was very windy. A lot of people taking pictures, so if you want one you need to wait in a queue.

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