Calton Hill :: Shared Description

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
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by N Chadwick
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NT2674 : Calton Hill from North Bridge by N Chadwick
NT2674 : The National Monument, Calton Hill by John Allan
NT2674 : Carlton Terrace by N Chadwick
NT2674 : National Monument, Calton Hill by N Chadwick
NT2674 : Cannon on Calton Hill by N Chadwick
NT2674 : Old Observatory, Calton Hill by N Chadwick
NT2674 : The American Consulate, Regent Terrace by N Chadwick
NT2673 : Former Governor's House by N Chadwick
NT2674 : The Lodge, Former Royal High School. by N Chadwick
NT2674 : Triangulation Pillar, Calton Hill by N Chadwick
NT2674 : National Monument, Calton Hill by N Chadwick
NT2674 : National Monument, Calton Hill by N Chadwick
NT2674 : The Nelson Monument by Gerald England
NT2674 : Former Royal High School. by N Chadwick
NT2674 : Carlton Terrace Mews by N Chadwick
NT2673 : Scottish Parliament Buildings by Patrick Mackie
NT2674 : National Monument of Scotland, Calton Hill by PAUL FARMER
NT2674 : Playfair Monument, Calton Hill by N Chadwick
NT2674 : 27, Royal Terrace by N Chadwick
NT2674 : Entrance, Former Royal High School, Calton Hill by N Chadwick
NT2674 : Old Calton Burial Ground and Calton Hill by N Chadwick
NT2674 : Regent Terrace by N Chadwick
NT2674 : Dugald Stewart Monument,  Calton Hill by N Chadwick
NT2573 : View from The Scott Monument - Princes St by N Chadwick
NT2674 : Nelson Monument, Calton Hill by N Chadwick

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Created: Tue, 15 Mar 2011, Updated: Wed, 22 Jun 2011

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