Calton Hill

Calton Hill (/ˈkɔːltən/) is a hill in central Edinburgh, Scotland, situated beyond the east end of Princes Street and included in the city's UNESCO World Heritage Site. Views of, and from, the hill are often used in photographs and paintings of the city.

Calton Hill
Caltoun, Caldoun
A view of Calton Hill with some of its many monuments, seen from the Salisbury Crags
Highest point
Elevation103 m (338 ft)
Prominence46 m (151 ft)
Coordinates55°57′19″N 03°10′56″W
Calton Hill

Calton Hill is the headquarters of the Scottish Government, which is based at St Andrew's House,[1] on the steep southern slope of the hill. The Scottish Parliament Building and other prominent buildings such as Holyrood Palace[2] lie near the foot of the hill. Calton Hill is also the location of several monuments and buildings: the National Monument,[2] the Nelson Monument,[2][3] the Dugald Stewart Monument,[2][3] the old Royal High School,[2][3] the Robert Burns Monument,[2] the Political Martyrs' Monument and the City Observatory.[3][4]

The area lies between the Edinburgh districts of Greenside and Abbeyhill.