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National Monument, Edinburgh

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
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  • If you have not walked in Edinburgh, I recommend climb this Hill to enjoy a wonderful view on the city of Edinburgh! And if it's sunny, you to will be more satisfied with the result for your photos! You can enjoy at the same time the "national monument"
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  • Dominates the Edinburgh skyline but Calton Hill is worth a visit and make for an enjoyable walk on a sunny autumnal day. The views across the city and the Firth of Forth are free! Difficult to underst...  read more »
  • The National Monument of Scotland is a large and imposing structure on top of Calton Hill and is visible for miles around. Building started in 1826 and the design was modelled upon the Parthenon in Gr...  read more »
  • Lovely place. It's not an easy climb up the monument, but worth the effort
  • Great place, excellent view. The youngsters always love climb to the monument.
  • Was hard to climb on it as dont have steps.
  • One of the two best views in the City. A nice place to be that feels like you are miles away from the hustle and bustle of Princess Street even though you can clearly see it. If you are visiting through the day then try and get up just before 13:00 as that is when the ball is raised on the Nelson Monument to signify the time, dropping at 13:00 in unison with the 1 o'clock gun at the Castle. Also wort a wander round the National Monument/Foley (depending on who you speak to). Whilst Calton Hill is a really nice place to visit in the summer, especially around the Summer Solstice, it is just a good a place to visit at other times including the end of Fringe fireworks and especially for the Son et Lumière. You can take part in the walk around the town that culminates here or just come straight up and enjoy the music and Fireworks display.
  • The monument it self is nothing extraordinary but the views of the lovely Edinburgh city are worth the visit. It is near the center of the city. If you want to take nice photos from here, than i recommend that you get up early and be here before 9am, otherwise this place will fill up of guided tours.
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