We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Calton Hill

St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
0131 510 75 75
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Edinburgh Marathon Festival Running Tour
More Info
and up
Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends
More Info
and up
Private Edinburgh Sightseeing and History Tour
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Historic neighborhood lined with monuments dating back to the Enlightenment.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
0131 510 75 75
Write a Review
Reviews (6,584)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 4,266 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A bit of a trek to get to the top and note there are no public washroom facilities. Great views of the entire city and surrounding country side. Renovation/restoration work is underway on the Observatory so that can be a nuisance. Otherwise go off a...More

Thank foamboy007
Reviewed yesterday

Calton Hill is well worth seeing for the many monuments there and the great vistas of Edinburgh. You can climb the Nelson's monument for some even netter views. I suggest bringing a guide book when you visit so you can sort out the significance of...More

Thank Gary F
Reviewed yesterday

You can't miss Calton Hill in Edinburgh - it's the one that has a tower and what looks like ruins overlooking the whole city. It's not all that hard to reach, and we'd recommend it on a nice day. It's basically a park on a...More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed yesterday

We visited Calton Hill for the Beltaine Fire Festival in May and loved the experience! Very beautiful views of the city at night, and then the celebration proceeded to take us around the Hill inthe dark, with lots of fires and atmosphericlighting. Each section of...More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Whilst touring the city, thought it nice to walk up to Calton Hill to take in the views of this great old city. It`s a bit of a walk up the local streets and steps especially if your not getting any younger, but just pace...More

Thank katy1957
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Its a very beautiful park on the hill that face the city heart .. Amazing views on the top with fresh breaths..

Thank Hassan H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is a pretty easy walk up here if you're on that side of the city. It gives nice views of the city and Arthur's Seat and even out to sea, but not as great as from Arthur's Seat.

Thank Maine-ahh
Reviewed 4 days ago

At the end of Prince Street in Edinburg stands Calton Hill, an accessible city park marked with monuments and fantastic views of the city. The most prominent memorials at the top (which can be seen from many spots around Prince Street / Royal Mile) include...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

In a day with a good weather you have a very nice place to enjoy the view of this amazing city. This is a must place to go when visiting Edinburgh

Thank Joao V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Carlton Hill is home to some great views across Edinburgh and the Forth Valley. A decent spot for a picnic (weather permitting!) there are also a number of interesting monuments and buildings to visit.

Thank UncleDads
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
Nearby Restaurants
Howies Waterloo
1,505 reviews
.18 km away
21212 Restaurant
861 reviews
.28 km away
COSMO Edinburgh
1,643 reviews
.30 km away
847 reviews
.34 km away
Nearby Attractions
Edinburgh Playhouse
842 reviews
.29 km away
Nelson Monument
230 reviews
.24 km away
National Monument
218 reviews
.01 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Prisna P
12 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from shaun r | Reviewed this property |
Princess street is the easiest spot. There are many other entrances on the sides.
14 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Yolande V | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can run the hill, if you really like to do that. :)
16 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from BonnieRed850 | Reviewed this property |
Hi BZBC. Carlton Hill is never closed! It is an open public space that you can visit at any time of day or night. Choosing a morning when the weather allows a clear view is the difficultly. Good Luck.