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Nelson Monument, Edinburgh

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  • The Nelson Monument is a tall tower 143 steps. Never gave us emotions are expecting. Calton Hill instead, overall it is a very pleasant area.
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  • Over a short, steep walk to reach. A gigantic city views to the sea. Simply gorgeous, you have to look at!
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  • This is yet another one of about half the attractions in this city that requires a bit of hill climbing, so be prepared for a bit of a step out, well worth the view of the city from up here though. Wh...  more »
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  • The Nelson Monument is worth the climb. It affords a spectacular view of the city and surrounding countryside. And if you don't know who Admiral Nelson was, then this is the perfect opportunity to bush up on you 19th century history. I would even recommend reading Sharpe's Trafalgar, an excellent historical fiction book by Bernard Cornwell.
  • You can have a nice view from the city and also learned about the time ball installed on the roof.
  • One of the best spots to get a good overview of the city of Edinburgh. Why and how they build this enormous monument is up for debate.
  • Really great views over Edinburgh well worth the climb to the top.
  • Beautiful view of the city. It's the best place to admire Edinburgh, better than Arthur's seat