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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. Put Calton Hill into our Edinburgh trip generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It it's an easy walk on to Calton Hill and you have very nice views in all directions over the City.  more »
  • A beautiful location. Lovely views across Edinburgh and some historical monuments to have a look at and photograph too. Would be a lovely spot for a picnic even if a bit windy!  more »
  • Calton hill is a must when in Edinburg.. we visited it yesterday April 12th and the weather was lovely but very windy. The views of the city are amazing! It's a short walk from the centre  more »