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National Monument, Edinburgh

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  • August 21, 2017
    Climb the Monument and take a picture in the middle of it, with sky behind you, really great picture for your profile. Also, great place to spend an afternoon while looking downhill to the city  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Great place to walk in central part of Edinburgh if you have time to spare. You can get a lovely view over Edinburgh nice place to take friend that are visiting Scotland. A worth while place for short...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    has a small hiking steep, but worth it! In addition to having several monuments upstairs, still has a 360-degree view from the top.
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  • Funny piece of history behind this unfinished copy of the Pantheon, but even if that's not your thing, this is definitely one of the best views of Edinburgh. It's just a short stroll from the city centre and other attractions, and for the largest wheelchair accessible.
  • Quite cool but I thought it would be bigger! Nice view from the top though!
  • Very beautiful monument, amazing photo spot to get views of the city and monument in one stunning pic
  • Fanastic view over Edinburgh with lots of information about the immediate and surrounding areas you can see from there
  • Looks really simple in the pictures yet it's a majestic place. Definitely must visit!

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