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Nasty hill for old people to see the sights of Calton Hill.. There are other sites here also to see. Spend the time to look around to see all, worth your time to see. Interesting that the admiral was so appealing.
At the top of Calton Park, this monument to naval war hero Admiral Nelson is a beacon shaped like a telescope! We took the hard route, walking up from Holyrood, although you can easily access the area by going down Princes street. Great views from...More
There's a 5 pound entry fee to get into the Nelson Monument, but it is well worth it. You get a bit of cardio going up the stairs and have to take turns since it is not wide enough for bi-directional traffic. The views from...More
To be honest, I've climbed more stairs in my life, this was not that bad and definitely worth the climb!
If you're in Edinburgh and already on that hill, spend the 5£ entry and climb up. The view you'll get is worth it! There is...More
We climbed up our wax towards the monument on a may evening this year to enjoy the spectacular sights of the old town from up there, and surely weren't disappointed. The monument (which we didn't enter, but were told is a museum) is a half...More
This monument is sitting on top of Calton Hill. From afar in the city, you can see this monument in Princes Street. Once at the foot of Calton Hill, the fleet of steps will lead you dircetly to the monument.
It opens the door at...More
Thoroughly enjoyed walking up to, and around Calton Hill. The views were great! The Nelson monument has a tower you can climb for even better views. It closes 9pm, with last entry 8.30. We arrived at least 3 minutes prior to this, but the attendant...More
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The
top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.