Calton Hill is an extinct volcano, which rises to the east of Edinburgh’s New Town. It has long been valued as a place of recreation, and a distinctive part of the city’s skyline. With panoramic views of Edinburgh, and across the Firth of Forth, Calton Hill is famed for its stunning out-look. Today the hill is also protected for its wildlife, as Site of Special Scientific Interest. The collection of classical styled buildings and monuments on Calton Hill, led to the famous nickname for the city, ‘Athens of the North’.
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