Calton Hill, Edinburgh

Calton Hill Edinburgh 00

One of the most notable places that we visited during our short stay in Edinburgh would be Calton Hill. In fact, I think that out of all the sights that we’ve seen, it remains to be one of my favourite and I would definitely love to come back in the future! To go to Calton Hill, you have to first walk up there – but, trust me, the view from Calton Hill is worth the (short, but tiring haha!) climb!

Calton Hill Edinburgh 06

I agree that if you want to see a good view of Edinburgh, you should head on to Calton Hill. This place is included in Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. Calton Hill is also a choice venue for quite a number of events.  For example, held every year on the 30th of April would be the Beltane Fire Festival, which is attended by over 12,000 people.


Calton Hill Edinburgh 01

Such a pretty view! If I’m not mistaken, you can see Edinburgh Castle from here. 🙂

Calton Hill Edinburgh 04

On the other side you can even see the sea.

Calton Hill Edinburgh 05

There are quite a lot of notable monuments there and the one that really captured my eye would be the acropolis. It’s an unfinished monument and originally it was called the “National Monument”. It’s meant to be a replica of the Parthenon located in Athens, as well as a memorial to those who died during the Napoleonic Wars. Though unfinished, it still is a pretty sight to see if you ask me!

Calton Hill Edinburgh 07

Apparently, this cannon has travelled in a lot of places. Anyway, I think that it provides a ~unique~ point of view.

Calton Hill Edinburgh 09

The Dugald Stewart Monument – a memorial to Scottish philosopher Dugald Stewart.

Calton Hill Edinburgh 10
Not quite sure if this has any historical significance but I thought that the gate looked really pretty and snapped a shot. 😀
Calton Hill Edinburgh 11
While waiting for our coach to arrive, I spotted these really vibrant flowers and had to take a photo of them. 🙂



4 thoughts on “Calton Hill, Edinburgh

  1. Those yellow flowers on the spiky bush are gorse.
    My mum told me that when she was younger if a bloke asked her or her friends out, but they didn’t want to be mean and just say no, they’d say “I’ll go out with you when the gorse is out of bloom.” Gorse stays in bloom all year around…

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Pingback: Exploring Edinburgh, UK | Go Nicole C

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s