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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 77%Local Culture
- 77%Adventure Travelers
- 51%Green Travelers
- 51%History Buffs
- 51%Art & Design Lovers
Member Reviews (27)
- Calton HillCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Apr 02, 2013
Calton Hill is a very nice short walk from city center. At the top, you have a beautiful view of the city. There are a few historic monuments on the hill. There are plenty of benches and lawn to sit on and just take in the city and ocean views from above.
- Calton HillMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Mar 11, 2013
I came here once for Beltane, on April 30th. It was almost cool enough to plan your trip to Edinburgh around this holiday. But the park/hill is beautiful year-round, with gorgeous views of Edinburgh.
On the night before May Day (Beltane in the Pagan calendar, April 30), the entire hill lights up with fire and body paint and drummers and all manner of coolness. (I hear Halloween is similar.) Other times, you can check out the recreation of the Greek Parthenon, or views back to Princes Street and the Edinburgh Castle. Photographers shouldn't miss it!
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- Calton HillMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Aug 18, 2012
This is hill is close to the center of Edinburgh and visible from many locations. It is an easy climb to the top where there are an number of curious buildings including an observatory, an old cemetery (including the tomb of famous philosopher David Hume) and an unfinished attempt to recreate the Parthenon in Athens. Best of all is the good view of Edinburgh.
- Calton HillFirst to ReviewJul 04, 2012
Calton Hill is most interesting because you can see from a distance what appears to be ancient Greek ruins from the Royal Mile. In fact, for some reason Edinburgh tried to build the Acropolis as a tourist stunt. Its incompleteness is debatedly by design. Come for the "ruins", but stay for the great views over the Edinburgh skyline. The only view that beats it is the view from Arthur's Seat.