The 360 degree view
Why locals love it
Calton Hill is one of the oldest public parks in the country and a favourite of locals ever since 1724. On the top there are great examples of classical architecture giving the city the nickname: "Athens of the North". In summer locals love sunbathing on the stairs of the Scottish "Parthenon", while in winter the hill is a great spot for sliding.
Why you should visit it
Calton Hill is an easy climb of only 5 minutes and you will be rewarded with stunning views over the Firth of Forth, Holyrood Park and the historic centre of Edinburgh. A perfect spot to catch a sunset or a sunrise. Or both!
Visit the Beltane Fire Festival at the end of April to learn about ancient Gaelic traditions and welcome Scottish summer.
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