Calton Hill

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Calton Hill is a hill in Edinburgh, Scotland. The has an elevation of 103m and a prominence of 46m. The hill is a popular spot in the city with locals and tourists as it offers panoramic views over the city. The hill also has an array of monuments such as the National Monument which is an Athenian acropolis poking above the skyline as well as Nelson's Monument, the Robert Burns Monument and Martyrs Monument.

Getting there

The hill is situated in the city centre, around a 10-minute walk away from the main city centre transport hub. If walking is not for you then you can get the bus to ‘St. Andrews House’ which is at the bottom of the hill, the 15, 20, 23, 24, 25, 38, 104, 113, N1, N2 and X7 buses stop there. You can drive up the hill but walking is the most preferred way to climb the hill with steps on one side and a lane on the other.

Opening Times and Admission

The hill is a public area, you can visit it at any time of any day for free.

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