Calton Hill in Edinburgh, Scotland

The best thing about Edinburgh, Scotland is the mixture of natural green spaces and preserved architecture. If the hike up Arthur's seat isn't your cup of tea, a mild stroll through Calton Hill may be a great alternative. This hill is right in the center of Edinburgh and is included in the city's UNESCO world heritage site designation. The small hike to the top offers great views of the city. 


The park is very accessible by walking if you are staying downtown.
Coordinates: 55.9553° N, 3.1825° W

Cost & Admission
Free, open anytime.
Depending on bus fare, costs may vary.

Various cafes and restaurants nearby.

Walking, hiking, seeing the views.

Get there in the morning for a beautiful view of the sunset and empty park. This one is a must see while visiting Edinburgh. Like King Arthur's Seat, only much milder, this small hike is such a surprise of green space within a city.