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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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  • This is a lovely walk that takes you to a beautiful view. It's uphill, but nothing like the hike to Arthur's Seat. A nice place to just walk around and take in the view. 
    This is a lovely walk that takes you to a beautiful view. It's uphill, but nothing like the hike to Arthur's Seat. A nice place to just walk around and take in the view.  more »
  • We did a riddle tour which led over Calton Hill. We enjoyed the beautiful views over the city, the Firth of Forth, view to Arthur's Seat. Enjoy a hike here. 
    We did a riddle tour which led over Calton Hill. We enjoyed the beautiful views over the city, the Firth of Forth, view to Arthur's Seat. Enjoy a hike here.  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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