The best spot to watch the sunset in the city. It is a very short walk up, but can be crowded on clear days.
Calton Hill is a public park and gives you some of the best views over Edinburgh of any central spot.
Beautiful panoramic views of Edinburgh and a gentle hill walk - not too taxing.
From the views of Edinburgh to the monuments, Calton hill is such a wonderful place.
I came here once for Beltane, on April 30th. It was almost cool enough to plan your trip to Edinburgh around this holiday. But the park/hill is beautiful year-round, with gorgeous views of Edinburgh. On the night before May Day (Beltane in the Pagan calendar, April 30), the entire hill lights up with fire and body paint and drummers and all manner of coolness. (I hear Halloween is similar.) Other times, you can check out the recreation of the Greek Parthenon, or views back to Princes Street and the Edinburgh Castle. Photographers shouldn't miss it!