Old Calton Burial Ground
- Address: 27 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3BQ, UK, United Kingdom
- Phone: +44-1316644314
- Tags: Cemetery
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
- Buses 20, 21, 21C, 22, 22B, 38, 38A, C19, N1, X9, X21, X22, X38 to stop : Waterloo Place (Stop ZG)