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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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Have a Picnic !!

The Hill is just at the East end of Princess Street .. It doesn't require too much effort to reach the top , Good stairs or longer route up by concrete slope or road .. Great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Hill is just at the East end of Princess Street .. It doesn't require too much effort to reach the top , Good stairs or longer route up by concrete slope or road .. Great views of Edinburgh from the top .. Great place to enjoy a picnic and enjoy the views and have a rest ..

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on our last morning in Edinburgh and the views were absolutely beautiful, well worth the short walk up the steep hill and having also gone up Arthurs seat I'd also say the views are slightly better from Carlton hill.

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Thank mandyp91
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice walks and great views Free attraction suitable for all ages Fabulous views and worth climbing those steps !!

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Thank Lorriggg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Carlton hill is a must visit! It's a lovely walk and not so challenging compared too Arthur's seat. The moments in the hill are also interesting to see but the views are great from the hill especially the great view of Arthur's seat in the background

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Thank Lily S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A small walk from princes street! Looks further than what it is , however it is only up a few steps ! The views at sunset are phenomenal ! Worth the short walk !

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Thank rmc11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy to get to..easy to climb. worth climbing the tower. great views and coffee shop is up there to warm up as it's chilly in feb

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth getting out of breath for. Take your time if your not that fit. Monuments & the views are breathtaking. Really enjoyed the walk back down & road toward Leith.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited calton hill for the time 10yrs ago and decided it was high time did again we walked from our hotel that was situated on the Royal mile itself. The walk is fairly steep to be honest. However there are city tour buses that you can hop on & off at different pounts and i am fairly certain that... More 

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Thank Deb R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice place to visit on a sunny day! Can overlook the city in all directions. Love the Greek-style (?) pillars on top of it, the silhouette looks elegant in camera!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to go here instead of Arthur's seat as the weather wasn't looking to promising! Some fab views at the top for not a lot of physical effort! We went on Sunday morning and it was a shame the nelson monument was closed. Not too busy either

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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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