TAKE IN PANORAMIC VIEWS OF EDINBURGH
For those looking for excellent views of Edinburgh without the hour-long trek it requires to get to Arthur’s seat, Calton Hill rises beautifully above the city and is just a 20-minute walk from the Radisson Blu Hotel. In addition to the view, you can also set your sights on the Athenian acropolis, originally called the “National Monument” commemorating those who perished in the Napoleonic wars, but later dubbed “Edinburgh’s Shame” because it was never completed.
What to experience on Calton Hill
This rough gem with a volcanic rock base and beautifully windswept ruggedness is worth a visit all year round. It’s included in the city’ UNESCO World Heritage Site and the perfect, quick and quiet getaway. Calton Hill is the headquarters of the Scottish Government, several iconic monuments and buildings.
- Nelson Column
- Dugald Stewart Monument
- Rubert Burns Monument
- Political Martyr’s Monument
- City Observatory
Along with the sights, Calton Hill is also used for the Edinburgh Festival and offers excellent views of fireworks displays from the castle during Hogmanay.
Plan your visit from Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh
- Calton Hill is open all year round, 24/7 and is easily accessible, within walking distance of the hotel.
- Enjoy the sights of Calton Hill for free