We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Calton Hill

St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
+44 131 510 7555
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Edinburgh Marathon Festival Running Tour
More Info
and up
Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends
More Info
and up
Private Edinburgh Sightseeing and History Tour
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
+44 131 510 7555
Write a Review
Reviews (6,872)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 4,418 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is an excellent view of Edinburgh from Calton Hill. Considering that it is a short walk up it is definitely worth a visit. There are some monuments on the hill that are not to be skipped when visiting Edinburgh. I'd recommend to go there...More

Thank Kasandra_Trojanska
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are busses, but the walk here took only a few minutes from where we were staying mid-point on the Royal Mile. There are many stairs, and a paved pathway leading up, but it was an easy climb overall. The highest point is about 560...More

Thank Irk
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to Calton hill in Edinburgh. Was a bit of a steep climb, although very close to North Bridge near Waverly Station. Some good views from the top of entire Edinburgh. Lot of greenery as well and lively trees with autumn colours. On one side...More

Thank sainbasha
Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely worth the climb. There is the National Monument, The Nelson Monument, Burns Monument , and a graveyard that i forgot the name, and it's all nearby (some of which i visited on the way to arthur's seat.) so it's not only the panoramic view...More

Thank L0uisse
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The walk uphill from inner city does not take longer than 15 minutes and let's you get a very condensed view of castle, towers, and everything else standing proud over the city. On the hill you can have a break with coffee and cake.

Thank Matthias G
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our first adventure to walk off the stress of the cross-Atlantic flight. The fresh air, the view, and people watching are a great first stop in Edinburgh.

Thank The_Hailes
Reviewed 5 days ago

Worth the walk, lots to see, nice walk. Bit of exercise, very pleasant. Lots of history and fresh air, see all of Edinburgh and the coast and the road bridges.

Thank cun123
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a good spot to get a view of the city at night. If you stay at the Crowne Plaza, it is a very short walk up the hill to the outlook. A big plus is that it is safe at night.

Thank AKTraveler2013
Reviewed 6 days ago

Easy walk up on Calton Hill / steps and Calton Hill tower. Panoramic view of Edinburgh City scape, castle, see way, Hollyrood, Arthur's Seat, etc.

Thank nancyefoy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a strenuous walk...recommend stopping in at the small cemetery before actually getting to Calton Hill...on right side of road just past Rabbie's cafe. Found a memorial to Scottish-American troops w/a statue of Lincoln. Calton Hill gives you a great overview of the city if...More

1  Thank Jennifer L
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
Nearby Restaurants
Howies Waterloo
1,580 reviews
.18 km away
21212 Restaurant
875 reviews
.28 km away
872 reviews
.35 km away
COSMO Edinburgh
1,699 reviews
.31 km away
Nearby Attractions
Edinburgh Playhouse
859 reviews
.29 km away
National Monument
230 reviews
.02 km away
Nelson Monument
241 reviews
.24 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Prisna P
12 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from shaun r | Reviewed this property |
Princess street is the easiest spot. There are many other entrances on the sides.
14 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Yolande V | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can run the hill, if you really like to do that. :)
16 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from BonnieRed850 | Reviewed this property |
Hi BZBC. Carlton Hill is never closed! It is an open public space that you can visit at any time of day or night. Choosing a morning when the weather allows a clear view is the difficultly. Good Luck.