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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Well worth a visit to this look out point in Edinburgh city centre. There is plenty to see and great amenities at the top or you can bring your own picnic and spend the afternoon walking about the... more »
Amazing spot - if you want incredible views without a tough climb this is worth a visit . Beautiful views, at night or day. You can see princes street, the sea, Arthur’s seat and more. more »
Nice Park with views and things to see, gets very busy.
The weather would make differences for different days. It was on my side on the day of my visit.
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