Old Calton Burial Ground

  • Address: 27 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3BQ, UK, United Kingdom
  • Phone: +44-1316644314
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Cemetery, Family And Kids

Old Calton Burial Ground - Review

The Old Calton Burial Ground is a historic 18th century graveyard which is famous for having the tomb of the renowned philosopher David Hume. Located at the Calton Hill, it is also the resting ground to the notable personalities namely John Playfair, Archibald Constable, William Blackwood and Dr Robert Candlish. One of the highlight of the ground is the obelisk monument dedicated to the political martyrs which dominates the skyline. The American Civil War Memorial or the Scottish-American Soldiers Monument with the turquoise statue of a freed slave thanking Abraham Lincoln standing on top of the monument is also notable. The Tradesmen’s Monuments with intricate carvings, Nelson’s Monument and the Mausoleum of David Hume are also notable at Old Calton Burial Ground.

How To reach Old Calton Burial Ground by Public Transport

  • Buses 20, 21, 21C, 22, 22B, 38, 38A, C19, N1, X9, X21, X22, X38 to stop : Waterloo Place (Stop ZG)

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  • Old Calton Burial Ground Address: 27 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3BQ, UK, United Kingdom
  • Old Calton Burial Ground Contact Number: +44-1316644314
  • Old Calton Burial Ground Price: Free
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  • I am not into visiting cemeteries but this one really caught my attention and I had to go up the stairs and take a look. There were tombs from 1800s and so many of them were large and detailed.

  • Very near to the city centre and worth a look in for Tew famous names like David Hume and the Political Martyrs. Features a statue of Abraham Lincoln to commemorate the fallen Scottish-American soldiers. Burial ground is not wheelchair accessible, and requires climbing around thirty stone steps to enter

  • It's a great place to go for a walk on a sunny day as the views of the city from the top of the Calton hills are magnificent.

  • A calm space in the city centre and a fascinating place to see some many famous names of Edinburgh’s past. Also the only statue of Lincoln outside the USA.

  • There are graves here, also Honest Abe statue, small easy walk

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