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Calton Hill, Edinburgh

4.7
#2 of 921 in Parks in Scotland
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 itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It is close to the Princess Street, about 5 m from the Balmoral. And the view of the city is magnificent. I recommend going around the buildings.
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  • End your day there. As long as it's a sunny day, enjoy the panorama and the exceptional light!
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  • Nice place, with a Portuguese cannon
  • A "wow" view wspecially when the sun is setting. Definitely worth a visit
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