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  • Address: Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland

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Calton Hill Tours

Looming over the Royal Mile and Princes Street, Calton Hill is one of Edinburgh’s famous seven hills and part of the capital’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town. While locals know it as a picnic spot and recreation area, for visitors the main draw to Calton Hill are the spectacular views – look out over the city from the summit and you’ll enjoy a panoramic view spanning Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, all the way out to Leith and the Firth of Forth.

Calton Hill is also home to a number of prominent Edinburgh landmarks, including the Nelson Monument, the Dugald Stewart Monument, the City Observatory and the National Monument of Scotland, an unfinished tribute to Scottish servicemen inspired by the Parthenon in Athens. The hill is also the center of festivities for the annual Beltane Fire Festival in April, and hosts a number of summer festivals and events.

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Calton Hill is located in Edinburgh’s Old Town, just north of Calton Road and the Royal Mile.

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Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends, Edinburgh, null
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Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends

4.5 star rating: Recommended 62 Reviews

See Edinburgh’s shady side. The gruesome and the glorious. The ghostly and the ghastly. This 2-hour tour is a wickedly entertaining walk on the wild and dark ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $16.67
Edinburgh Marathon Festival Running Tour, Edinburgh, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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Edinburgh Marathon Festival Running Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

These running tours are guided tours around Scotland’s capital city. Delve into the history, the characters and the scenery as a highly qualified and ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $37.06
Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus, Edinburgh, City Tours
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Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Explore Edinburgh, which has been the capital of Scotland since the 15th Century and stands proudly on seven hills, from the comfort of your own private ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $572.78
City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Edinburgh, Day Trips
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City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 755 Reviews

With great views from the open-top double-decker bus, strategically placed tour stops and an interesting audio commentary, this City Sightseeing tour is the ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $20.22
Private 2hr Tour of Edinburgh in a Mini Cooper, Edinburgh, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Private 2hr Tour of Edinburgh in a Mini Cooper

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Not every tourist has the time to spend on a full day tour and that's why we have the perfect solution of morning or afternoon private tour. Whilst we travel ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $168.46
2 Hour Edinburgh City Tour with a Local, Edinburgh, Private Sightseeing Tours
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2 Hour Edinburgh City Tour with a Local

Book a Local Edinburgher for a personalised tour. Ditch the travel guides, decide where to go, what to see, what to do together with your private, personal, ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.43

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