Calton Hill

A Beauty Spots in Edinburgh City Centre

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Calton hill can be accessed by car from Regent Road or by climbing the stone steps that lead up from Calton Hill road where it joins the end of Waterloo Place. The hill contains the Nelson Monument, the City Observatory, the Playfair Monument and the National Monument. The Nelson Monument is a mini-museum celebrating the life of Nelson with admission charges and a tower that can be climbed to get an even better view. The National Monument is a bizarre, half completed replica of the Parthenon in Athens that has little purpose other than to be clambered over. Nevertheless Calton Hill is highly recommended for a visit if only for the outstanding views of the city and Arthur\'s seat.

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Edinburgh City Centre

The Old Town of Edinburgh is built on a ridge that rises gradually from the Palace of Holyrood to Edinburgh Castle. There are staircase lanes, called Wynds, that lead off this 'Royal Mile' that give the impression of the city being built on multiple levels and buildings that date from the 11th Century. The New Town is also a World Heritage Site with its mix of Georgian town houses and the earliest examples in Europe of tenement flats. The views to be had from the Castle, Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill are dramatic and inspiring.