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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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  • Walked up to Calton Hill and loved the views and the monuments. Thought it was great that you can walk around the top of the hill and get a complete view of the city. Lots of information explaining... 
    Walked up to Calton Hill and loved the views and the monuments. Thought it was great that you can walk around the top of the hill and get a complete view of the city. Lots of information explaining...  more »
  • great views over the city and Arthurs seat, lovely buildings on top, great photo opportunities, and a great cemetery across the road worth looking at too. 
    great views over the city and Arthurs seat, lovely buildings on top, great photo opportunities, and a great cemetery across the road worth looking at too.  more »
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  • What a place to visit, will be here once again
  • A must-see if it's your first time being in Edinburgh!

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