Panoramic view over Edinburgh city centre , capital of Scotland at Sunset, from Calton Hill

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Calton Hill (archaically spelt Caltoun or Caldoun and also known as "the Calton Hill"), is a hill in central Edinburgh, Scotland, just to the east of Princes Street and is 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 is the headquarters of the Scottish Government, which is based at St Andrew's House, on the steep southern slope of the hill; with the Scottish Parliament Building, and other notable buildings, for example Holyrood Palace,lying near the foot of the hill. The hill also includes several iconic monuments and buildings: the National Monument, the Nelson Monument, the Dugald Stewart Monument (here on the left), the old Royal High School, the Robert Burns Monument, the Political Martyrs' Monument and the City Observatory.
Location: Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland UK