"Calton Hill" Calton Hill Tip by Packerman

Calton Hill, Edinburgh: 53 reviews and 134 photos

  National Monument
by Packerman

Why is Edinburgh called "the Athens of the North", maybe because of Calton Hill which is dotted with Greek-style monuments including the one pictured here. It was designed to be a replica of the Parthenon at Athens, but was left unfinished in the 1820s because funds had run out. Magnificent views from this hill. You see almost all of Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth. This is why I didn't climb the Scott Monument. We were very fortunate because the day we decided to climb this hill was the only day it was truly sunny!!! It was very relaxing once we made it to the top. There is a path that goes around the hill and gives great views.

Address: Regent Road, Edinburgh EH7 5AA
Directions: The east end of Princess Street
Phone: +00 44 (0)131 529 7061
Website: http://www.ewht.org.uk/visit/highlights-of-the-world-heritage-site/calton-hill

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 3, 2003
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