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Calton Hill

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, August 23, 2018
1. Calton Hill Marker
Inscription.
Calton Hill
Edinburgh’s First Public Park
Welcome to Calton Hill
Formed by violent volcanic activity 340 million years ago and gouged by glaciers during the Ice Age, Calton Hill has a long and fascinating history.

In 1724 the Town Council of Edinburgh purchased Calton Hill establishing it as one of Britain's first public parks. In 1775 the first path was constructed around the Hill for ‘the pleasure and amusement, and health of the inhabitants of this crowded city...’

Today Calton Hill is part of The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site. Take the easy climb to the top and you will be rewarded with spectacular views over the city and the Forth. You can explore the many monuments built to commemorate some of Scotland's leading figures, climb the 143 steps to the top of the Nelson Monument, or follow the network of paths which still lead round the Hill.

We hope you enjoy your visit.
 
Location. 55° 57.248′ N, 3° 11.101′ W. Marker is in Edinburgh, Scotland, in Lothian. Marker is on Regent Road just from Calton Hill, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located next to the steps to Calton Hill. Marker is in this post office area: Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 3BJ, United Kingdom.
 
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Calton Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 23, 2018
2. Calton Hill Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dugald Stewart Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Scottish-American Soldiers (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Portugese Cannon (about 120 meters away); Nelson Monument (about 150 meters away); North Bridge (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); King’s Own Scottish Borderers Memorial (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Adam Smith Grave (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Spire of this Church (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edinburgh.
 
Also see . . .  End Guide - Calton Hill. (Submitted on December 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational Areas
 
 
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