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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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  • Never fails to delight, although I know it like the proverbial back of my hand. A brisk uphill walk 200m from Princes St, and you're among Greek inspired monuments with views over New Town, Leith... 
    Never fails to delight, although I know it like the proverbial back of my hand. A brisk uphill walk 200m from Princes St, and you're among Greek inspired monuments with views over New Town, Leith...  more »
  • This is not a difficult walk from High Street. From our hotel on Market Street it was 15 minutes away through the train station. Fascinating structures and a view that encompasses the firth and the... 
    This is not a difficult walk from High Street. From our hotel on Market Street it was 15 minutes away through the train station. Fascinating structures and a view that encompasses the firth and the...  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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