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National Monument, Edinburgh

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  • An exact copy of what Lord Elgin left back in the Acropolis of Athens after he looted the original monument, to decorate his house... Another fun fact is that he sold it to the English when he ran sho...  more »
  • High atop Carlton Hill sits this seemingly out of place structure. A commanding location which already has fabulous views all around Edinburgh, but can be climbed to improve the view just that bit mor...  more »
  • Do not see the point of this, appears that someone started a building and gave up after only completing the entrance!  more »
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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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