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Calton Hill, Edinburgh Overview

Situated on the east end of the Princes Street, the Calton Hill in Edinburgh is included in the city's UNESCO world heritage site. The National Monument of Scotland is situated on the Calton Hill.

One of the main hills of Edinburgh is the Calton Hill which is situated just in the city centre. The best part is the panoramic views that can be got from the Calton Hill. Calton Hill is the headquarter of the Scottish Government that is based at St. Andrew's House. Other buildings beside the hill are the Scottish Parliament Building and the Holyrood Palace. One of the most striking monuments on the hill is the National Monument of Scotland that was inspired by the Parthenon in Athens. The city observatory is also located on top of the hill which is a Greek Styled temple. The last day of April celebrates the Beltane Fire festival.

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