NT2674 : Old Calton Burial Ground and Calton Hill

taken 7 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Old Calton Burial Ground and Calton Hill
Old Calton Burial Ground and Calton Hill
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
Old Calton Cemetery
Old Calton Cemetery (also called Old Calton Burial Ground) is a graveyard located on Calton Hill, to the north-east of the city centre. The burial ground was opened in 1718, and is the resting place of several notable Edinburgh persons, including philosopher David Hume. It is also the site of the Political Martyrs' Monument, an obelisk erected to the memory of a number of political reformers. The cemetery and its monuments are protected as a category A listed building.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 22 February, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 9 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 261 740 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.2161N 3:11.0268W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 259 738
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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