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Parks: Calton Hill

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

Calton Hill by Jennifer Munt Lopez

By City of Edinburgh Council

Calton Hill by Jennifer Munt Lopez

By City of Edinburgh Council

Calton Hill by Jon Exton

By City of Edinburgh Council

Calton Hill by @Stolen_souls

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

Background
Calton Hill is a hill in central Edinburgh, just to the east of the New Town and is included in the city's UNESCO World Heritage Site. It offers some of the best views of the city. The hill also houses several iconic monuments and buildings including the National Monument, the Dugald Stewart Monument, Nelson's Monument, the Old Royal High School, the Robert Burns Monument, the Political Martys' monument and the City Observatory.
Why don't you?
Get up early and watch the sun rise over the city.
Visitor information
To arrange vehicle access by appointment, please contact the City Centre and Leith team on 0131 529 7061 or email citycentreteam@edinburgh.gov.uk
Other useful links
http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/downloads/file/5504/calton_hill_conservation_plan
Management Plan
http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/downloads/file/11227/calton_hill_management_plan
Facilities
MonumentsHistorical features
SSSI
Walks
City views
Seating
Wheelchair access
Get Involved
Friends of Calton Hill
Contact Details
Calton Hill
EH7 5AA
0131 529 5151
southeast.locality@edinburgh.gov.uk
  • Monuments

  • Calton Hill Cannon

    This is a well travelled cannon. The Royal Arms of Spain is in cast relief on top of the barrel. The cannon was transported to the Portugese colonies in southeast Asia sometime...

  • Dugald Stewart

    The monument commemorates Dugald Stewart (1753-1828), a writer and philosopher who was born and educated in Edinburgh. The Royal Society of Edinburgh commissioned the monument...

  • National Monument

    The National Monument commemorates the Scottish soldiers who died during the Napoleonic Wars of 1803-1815. The foundation stone was laid on 27 August 1822 during George IV's...

  • Nelson Monument

    Commemorates Admiral Lord Nelson and the battle of Trafalgar, which took place on 21 October 1805. The monument resembles an upturned telescope. On the top is a mechanised...

  • Playfair Monument

    Designed by William Henry Playfair in memory of his uncle, John Playfair (1748-1819). John Playfair was a Scottish scientist and mathematician, and a professor of natural...