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Calton Hill
Calton Hill, Edinburgh Route Planner
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Calton Hill (100m high), a former active volcanic site, rises up at the eastern end of Princes Street. The hill is a lovely place for a walk, with its lawns, flowerbeds and copses, and splendid panoramic views, in particular of the new town below. The most breathtaking monument is the National Monument, the unfinished Parthenon. The Nelson Monument is a 32m-high circular tower honouring the victory of Trafalgar.

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  • From £28 to £85
    MICHELIN 2019
    217 m - 3 Royal Terr, Edinburgh EH7 5AB
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    267 m - The Theme Bar Omni Centre Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA
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    276 m - 2 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA