Calton Hill is in central Edinburgh, Scotland, situated beyond the east end of Princes Street and included in the city's UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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You can see Calton Hill from the kitchen window. It’s a short steep climb but completely worth it for the amazing views over the city and the added bonus of the Observatory and a fine restaurant (booking advised).
Alternative to Arthur's seat with just as cool views over the city and a coffee shop on the top.
One of the best views of the city and its more of a bump than a hill, so easy to reach
A short trek to one of the best views of the city of Edinburgh. A favourite for hogmanay celebration venues.
The short climb to the top of Calton Hill provides stunning views of Princes Street and the city. If you fancy something a bit more strenuous then climb Arthur's Seat (an extinct volcano) the highest point in the city!
“Head for Holyrood Park. Then walk or drive to Dunsapie Loch. Then a short 10 min hike to the summit”
Point of Interest
““At the center of Scottish life for more than nine hundred years,Edinburgh Castle was one of the strongest fortresses in the kingdom.It has served as a royal palace arsenal ,gun foundry,state prison,a place of safe-keeping ”
“Scotland’s premier museum of natural and anthropological history is an eye-catching mix of old and new: the main hall, a grand, airy space ringed by balconies across three storeys, dates from 1866, while the more modern sandstone section was opened in 1998. Its contents, too, are wide-ranging: from dinosaur skeletons, Egyptian sarcophagi and Tibetan prayer wheels in the old galleries to artefacts of Scottish history in the new wing”
“Great art gallery with nice cafe. The Dean Gallery is across the road and there’s an Antony Gormley statue.”
“The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh is one of the world’s leading Botanic Gardens .Visitor can discover the Garden’s fascinating history dating back 350 years,learn about its planting and walk around 70 acres of beautiful landscape .”