Calton Hill is open to all during daylight hours and is free of charge. Take the steps up from Regent Road and then choose ... More
Calton Hill is open to all during daylight hours and is free of charge. Take the steps up from Regent Road and then choose between more steps or a more gentle walk along the path. There are magnificent views of Fife, Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth from the summit. The hill is the stage for the epic Beltane Festival celebrations at midsummer, with drumming, partying and a colorful pageant ushering in the new season. Monuments at the top include the Nelson Monument and a part-reproduction of the Parthenon, intended to commemorate the war dead in the Napoleonic wars. Alas, it ran out of funding and has become known as Edinburgh's Folly.
Each year I go to Edinburgh I walk Carlton Hill a couple of times. The climb is moderate but the reward for the view is amazing! On a clear day it's amazing to look down on Edinburgh and even when the day is furled with a bit of mist the perspective of the city is wonderful.
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