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Calton Hill

Located just east of New Town in Edinburgh, Scotland, Calton Hill is home to some of the most important monuments in the city and offers unmatched views of the sea and the city’s rolling green hills. The hill itself had dubious beginnings as a location for executions but has since evolved into one of the most important political hubs of the city and many of the buildings can be traced back to the Age of Enlightenment. Now Calton Hill is the headquarters of Scottish government, as it is the location of St. Andrew’s House and the Scottish Parliament Building.

  • Visit Edinburgh on April 30th for the annual Beltane Fire Festival, when thousands descend upon Calton Hill for vibrant parades and displays of fire led by the May Day Queen.
  • Climb Calton Hill to the iconic National Monument, an incomplete structure that memorializes the soldiers who perished during the Napoleonic Wars and offers panoramic views from its perch above Edinburgh.
  • Admire the ornate, commemorative tower of Nelson’s Monument, a memorial to Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson that honours his victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.

Calton Hill rises high above the city and is visible from nearly any location in the city. The area is serviced by the train at nearby Waverly Station and there are buses from the station directly to Calton Hill. The area has traditionally been a place of recreation for Edinburgh residents, so it is very friendly to pedestrians as well as cyclists. There are walking paths that snake from the base all the way to the top of the hill, which makes for an enjoyable walk with a big payoff at the end.

Hotels in Calton Hill

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From US$101

1 The Inn Place

4 stars
4.2 / 5 5 reviews

20-30 Cockburn Street Map

Stay 5 nights save 25%

With tasteful units strategically set a stone's throw away from major attractions, The Inn Place makes for a suitable starting point for exploring the heritage-rich Scotland capital. This Edinburgh... More

Awesome Hotel
Awesome location, lovely hotel. We will be back!! Very new interior, lovely staff. Close to Train and Royal Mile.
5 Oct 2015
From US$36

2 Haggis Hostel

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

5West Register Street Map

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Haggis Hostel is a strategic base for travellers and backpackers in the heritage-rich Scotland capital looking for centrally located and cosy spaces without the hefty price tag. Set close to... More

From US$102

3 Apex International

4 stars
4.4 / 5 36 reviews

31-35 Grassmarket Map


Situated in the centre of the old city with views over Edinburgh Castle, the Apex International Hotel Edinburgh is the perfect place for a city break. The Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is... More

Good for a short trip
The location is good if you want to visit the Edinburgh castle. Wonderful view from room. The room is comfortable and clean. The staffs at the desk are always helpful and friendly. The breakfast...
7 Sep 2015
From US$95

4 Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 25 reviews

61 Grassmarket Map


The Apex City Hotel Edinburgh is located right at the heart of the Old City on Grassmarket - an area famed for its vibrant restaurants and nightlife. On the doorstep are Edinburgh's must see... More

Great location, comfortable room but poor bar and limited parking
This hotel is located right in the middle of Grassmarket in Edinburgh which is ideal for exploring the city and a very nice location. The parking spaces were limited which meant that once you had...
3 Sep 2014
From US$117

5 Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.7 / 5 51 reviews

23-27 Waterloo Place Map


The Apex Waterloo Place Hotel Edinburgh enjoys a prestigious location at the east end of Princes Street, just minutes from both transport links and city amenities. The recently opened luxury... More

very nice
the hotel was very clean staff all very helpful location was brilliant . On the mines their was no view just the air con. It was not a big problem as we where just sleeping their. Yes it is a...
23 Aug 2015
From US$69

6 The Place

4 stars
4.2 / 5 10 reviews

34-38 York Place Map


Whether in Edinburgh for a business trip or a much-awaited break, discerning travellers find it convenient to stay in the comfortable and ideally located accommodations of The Place Edinburgh.... More

Room was smaller than expected but clean. Was extremely hot and when we opened ceiling window water leaked all over bed. Was a little noisy but other than that we had a good stay. In good area,...
6 Aug 2015
From US$145

7 Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

4 stars
4.4 / 5 11 reviews

80 High Street, The Royal Mile Map

Boasting luxurious accommodation and cordial hospitality, the Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh is an excellent venue for leisure and business travellers. GeneralWith conference and banquet rooms that... More

Fab trip with friends!
Perfect location for everything. Very funny, very charming concierge in kilt, checked us in and we got upgraded. This impressed and amused our American friend to no end. All staff were very...
24 Sep 2015
From US$201

8 The Scotsman Hotel

5 stars
4.5 / 5 32 reviews

20 North Bridge Map

Late Deal - 10% OFF

The Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh is an ideal base for exploring the city's cultural, historical and renowned shopping facilities. Places of interest including the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland,... More

weekend break
Very friendly staff. Good location for train station. Clean tidy room.
1 May 2015
From US$234

9 Rocco Forte Balmoral Hotel

5 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

1 Princes Street Map

Rocco Forte Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh provides luxurious accommodation suitable for discerning travellers looking to explore tourist attractions of the capital of Scotland. The centrally located... More

super great
It was really really great. The people were most helpful and location is perfect. Keep up the work and hope to stay again!!
13 Sep 2015
From US$32

10 Edinburgh House Hotel

3 stars
3.5 / 5 11 reviews

92 Pilrig Street Map

Stay and SAVE

The Edinburgh House Hotel enjoys a quiet location but is close to both major transport links and the attractions of the city. Guests are conveniently situated for the Edinburgh Playhouse - the UK's... More

Night in Ediburgh
Wasn't too far out of town but was very close to public transport. Booked a room with an ensuite but the toilet/shower was a separate room that had separate access. Was quite small in size and i...
30 Sep 2015
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