Calton Hill

City of Edinburgh | New Town | Viewpoint | ★★★★

[Calton Hill offers spectacular views over Edinburgh city centre]

Edinburgh has one of the most spectacular cityscapes in the world, and Calton Hill is one of the best places to see it all from. A rocky outcrop right at the heart of the city, the summit is sprinkled with an impressive array of monuments and buildings of its own, including the old City Observatory. If the natural high point of the hill isn't enough for you, you can pay to ascend a further 143 steps to the top of the telescope-shaped Nelson Monument for even better views.

[North Edinburgh from the top of the Nelson Monument]

Location & info

📌 Calton Hill ★★★★
Between Regent Road & London Road, 15-min walk northeast of Edinburgh Waverley station, G.R.: NT 263742 ///rails.field.flags
🚆 Edinburgh Waverley | 🚋 St Andrew Square | 🚌 Numerous local buses | 🚗 Street parking nearby (charge)
Always open | Free

[National Monument of Scotland (12/4/19)]

[City Observatory (12/4/19)]

[Nelson Monument (12/4/19)]

[Calton Hill seen from North Bridge, Edinburgh]


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