Of all places for a view, this Calton Hill is perhaps the best; since you can see the Castle, which you lose from the Castle, and Arthur’s Seat, which you cannot see from Arthur’s Seat.” Robert Louis Stevenson (1879)
No other place offers you such a beautiful view of Edinburgh as Calton Hill. Situated to the east of Edinburgh‘s New Town, Calton Hill is home to so many iconic buildings and monuments you almost lose count. It’s not only the National Monument, Dugald Stewart Monument, Nelson’s Monument, but the Old Royal High School, Robert Burns Monument, Political Martyrs’ Monument and the City Observatory. This place bursts with history.
You may have noticed it’s not always sunny in Edinburgh, but if you’re lucky and the weather is nice, you could enjoy a picnic with a lovely view. And why not be an early bird and take the risk of Scottish weather to see an amazing sunrise? Calton Hill offers something for every taste and as its top is easily climbable, you’ll totally be able to enjoy the beautiful view without being too exhausted.