Calton Hill in central Edinburgh is included in the city's UNESCO World Heritage Site. Views of, and from, the hill are often used in photographs and paintings of the city.

Calton Hill is the headquarters of the Scottish Government, which is based at St Andrew's House, on the steep southern slope of the hill; with the Scottish Parliament Building, and other notable buildings, for example Holyrood Palace, lying near the foot of the hill. The hill is also the location of several iconic monuments and buildings: the National Monument, the Nelson Monument, the Dugald Stewart Monument, the old Royal High School, the Robert Burns Monument, the Political Martyrs' Monument and the City Observatory.

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Mina Kirollos (3 years ago)
Make sure you don’t miss this one!
Allegorical Studio (3 years ago)
If you are in Edinburgh, you must go on Calton Hill!! ?
darren marshall (3 years ago)
It's worth the walk for the views
Reza Abbasi (3 years ago)
A must-see if it's your first time being in Edinburgh!
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:) few hours of joy
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