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Calton Hill, Edinburgh

4.7
#2 of 922 in Parks in Scotland
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 whats close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Very nice view on all sides of the city, it's worth to go there when the weather is sunny, definitely recomend it.  more »
  • Gentle walk lots of monuments to see at top. Great views over the city in all directions. Central location.  more »
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  • Excellent views. Be prepared to experience the cold wind
  • Fantastic views of Edinburgh and a wealth of local history here. Home to the old observatory, Nelson's monument, and part of what appears to be a Parthenon type structure (locally known as Scotland's shame) Great for a short break away from the city and spectacular views all round
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