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Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH7 5AA, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Thank Perkadventures
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank MaryKop
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank AnaPtx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Tibor V
Reviewed 9 August 2018

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

Thank Harald G
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Oh how my gluts were burning. Tough climb. Do not undertake if you are not physically able. But to worth the view.

Thank Suzanne F
Reviewed 4 August 2018

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

3  Thank Heng How N
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

For a great view of the city and Holyrood Park this is the place, the £5 charge is reasonable, however the male attendant was grumpy

Thank reveiwer-231
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank John A
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Didn't get the opportunity to climb to the top of the monument but took a look around the surrounding area. The view at that level is pretty good so I imagine the view from the top is fantastic.

2  Thank ZinamonKveen
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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to
malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton
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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
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