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Nelson Monument, Edinburgh

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  • Had a look at the Nelson Monument today with my daughter after we climbed up Calton Hill. Built in memory of Lord Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Admission is £5 per adult if you ...  more »
  • The small walk to the top of Calton Hill is totally worth it, the view is amazing and there are two more great monuments on top.  more »
  • Already having arrived on Carlton Hill you will enjoy a great view, but from above the Nelson Monument you'll really enjoy the best view of Edinburgh in 360°! Not to be missed!
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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