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27 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3BQ, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
+44 131 664 4314
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited after doing Calton Hill. Straight across from Calton Hill. Is the burial ground for several notable Scots. Has two memorable memorials. 5 Scots actively tried to get the vote for the common man and were deported to Botany Bay for sedition for 14 years...More

Thank tamkearney52
Reviewed 8 June 2018

The Old Calton Burial Ground is a 18th century cemetery located on Calton Hill only a few blocks from the Royal Mile. This Cemetery is a must visit if you enjoy creepy places that are outright spooky. A must see is the the tombstone dedicated...More

Reviewed 22 May 2018

A short walk from the hotel; I made a short visit to the nearby by cemetery. Very interesting and busy with tourists.

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

The cemetery is located near Calton Hill and just a few minutes from Princes Street. It's really atmospheric and well worth a visit if you're in the area.

Thank Martina1888
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The younger generation went to Harvey Nichols, so we went to explore here instead! Atmospheric on a cold damp and misty day as the light declined. Observe one grave with all its original bars and security still intact- presumably it speaks of the time of...More

Thank sheffieldeats
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Confession time here, you can see some of the monuments ( or top parts of ) from other areas opposite, ie ~The Bridges, and back of Waverly Station and roundabout - however in spite of having formerly lived in Edinburgh I had never visited this...More

Thank Gilliane M
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This is situated a few minutes walk from princes street.Considering its in the middle of the city of edinburgh its very quiet and peaceful cemetery..It has grand monuments and beautiful grave stones..with famous people from the 19th century..it has alot of tomb graves but in...More

Thank tess c
Reviewed 3 November 2017

The Old Calton Cemetary in Edinburgh is located in Waterloo Place. This burial ground was opened in 1718, and is the resting place of many notable Scots, which include a philosopher David Hume, scientist John Playfair, publishers William Blackwood & Archibald Constable, stage actor Robert...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is a historic location with so many stories located in the heart of City Center. Unfortunately it looks like it is being overlooked for cleaning and maintenance.

Thank The_Hailes
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

For such a historic and beautiful cemetery Edinburgh should be ashamed of the state of disrepair, vandalism and litter this place has. Millions of pounds worth of tourism comes into this city every year and this is how we treat this attraction because it's not...More

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Broughton & Calton
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
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7 December 2017|
Response from lbmullane | Reviewed this property |
Open by 8. Closes at dusk. Entry not obvious, but look for a flight of stairs right next to sidewalk.