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National Monument, Edinburgh

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National Monument is located in Edinburgh. By using our Edinburgh day trip planning site , you can arrange your visit to National Monument and other attractions in Edinburgh.
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  • Situated on a hill of the city and apparently tried to copy the Parthenon, although not comprehensive as construction
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  • As the National monument is unfinished and it looks as though it never will be its perhaps a fitting memorial to the soldiers who gave their lives on a Crimean battlefield and never came back to compl...  more »
  • Yes, these things do not happen only in Italy! This monument was supposed to be a copy of the Parthenon but due to lack of funds (so it seems) it was never finished and now it's still there, on Carlto...  more »
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  • A bit weird this unfinished greek or roman inspired monument. The other monuments nearby are much nicer to enjoy
  • Nice views from the pillars and the pillars themselves look magnificent! Construction going on in the area so could not access all areas. Pillars had scribblings from visitors and/or rowdy elements which was a sad thing...
  • Very nice and quiet place. Perfect for family with children. From this place you can see Edinburgh city centre and sea. If is sunny day there is really perfect view. This is one of the place what you must visit if you are in Edinburgh.
  • Very nice view to the city. Admire hills, city center, sea ... Free of charge. Takes at least 30-40 mins
  • Stunning views of the entire city from the hill. The monument is nice as well.

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