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Calton Hill

St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
0131 510 75 75
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Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.
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St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
0131 510 75 75
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Carlton Hill is one of Edinburgh's main hills located in the city centre. The hilltop is a quiet grassy place with gentle slopes and panoramic views. It is an easy five minute walk to the top. There are some interesting monuments here like the Nelson...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited Calton Hill on a day's walking based visit to Edinburgh. Although in the past huby and me had visited Edinburgh on many occasions, this was my first visit to this popular tourist spot. Access was made easier after following the advice of 'a local'...More

Thank Pauline M
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a fairly easy, if invigorating, hike up to the top but the spectacular view made it worthwhile. My adult sons even climbed the acropolis, which is an unfinished monument, on the top. Great for photos.

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Calton Hill is absolutly wicked!! Unfortunetly the observatory was under construction while we were there, but the views were breathtaking, this is somewhere i would go evertime were in Scotland, its worth the travel, excellent views of the city and Edinburgh Castle. Also the Nelson...More

Thank shagg2016
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good walk up the hill to check out the monuments. We spent around and hour which includes going and coming! Nice view but nothing compared to Arthur's Seat.

Thank Jody E
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had been up Arthurs Seat before but never been here. It was lovely, well worth seeing the monuments and the super view.

Thank janicej405
Reviewed 4 days ago

You can see the Forth Bridge, all of Edinburgh, & Bass Rock, well worth the climb up. Outside café, if you need refreshments, at the top. Several monuments. Also a Viking Festival on New Years Eve, torch procession , followed by burning a Viking Ship.

Thank 23Jenny1234
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must if you visit Edinburgh..The view from there is stunning. A great place to take amazing pictures.

Thank 9Harry2
Reviewed 5 days ago

We knew there was lots to see on Calton Hill, but we didn't expect it to be a bit of a hike to get to the top! Be prepared for a bit of a workout. But it's totally worth it! You have a couple of...More

Thank CaitlinAnnC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Views are great to see whole city especially from tower - well worth the 5 quid to get a different vantage than from castle

Thank cindy136
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
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Prisna P
From where should I start to go up hill ?
12 May 2017|
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Response from shaun r | Reviewed this property |
Princess street is the easiest spot. There are many other entrances on the sides.
Can we run uphill to Carlton hill from Kirk street?
14 April 2017|
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Response from Yolande V | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can run the hill, if you really like to do that. :)
Hi is it possible to go there at 5/6 in the morning in order to take some photos or must i wait till it opens? Thanks
16 October 2016|
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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.