NT2674 : City Observatory, Calton Hill

taken 8 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

City Observatory, Calton Hill
City Observatory, Calton Hill
Grade A listed. LinkExternal link
Calton Hill
Calton Hill is in central Edinburgh, just to the east of the New Town. The views of the city are very fine from the top.
The hill has several important monuments and buildings on it and around it: the National Monument ( LinkExternal link ), Nelson's Monument ( LinkExternal link ), the Dugald Stewart Monument ( LinkExternal link ), the New Parliament House (the Royal High School), the Robert Burns Monument, the Political Martyrs' Monument and the City Observatory ( LinkExternal link ). Many of the monuments are the work of William Playfair.
On the eastern end of the hill are excellent Georgian Terraces (Regent Terrace, Calton Terrace, Royal Terrace), which were also built by William Playfair and are all Grade A listed. LinkExternal link
Wikipedia: LinkExternal link
Grade I & A listed buildings and structures
Grade I listed buildings and structures are of exceptional importance and even internationally important. There are over 6000 in the country. Only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I listed.
In Scotland the classification is A
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NT2674, 945 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 22 February, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 4 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 262 741 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.2974N 3:10.9909W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 262 741
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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