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Nelson Monument, Edinburgh

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  • Loved this little finding Carlton hill, climb to the top and the views are fabulous, stairway is narrow and there's a small museum attached  more »
  • Interesting monument with much history, but was not willing to pay £5 to go up. Also, disappointingly the 'Time Ball' did not move at 1pm! There was considerable litter round one of the benches at the...  more »
  • The overall visit will cost you £5. The Nelson Monument stands on Calton Hill at the East End of princes street. The museum is not a massive one but offers people an insight into the history of Lord N...  more »
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  • The Calton Hill is a beautiful spot to capture most of the Edinburgh. I would rate this second only to the Arthur's Seat which offers a view of the entire city. You can climb up the Nelson monument after paying a small fee to get even better views.
  • If you can haul your butt up the 143 steps to the viewing platform, you're rewarded with the most gorgeous views over Edinburgh! Absolutely worth the small entrance fee. It does get quite windy up there, but it's just so beautiful! There's also a small exhibition at the ground level that's very interesting, all about Lord Nelson, the battle of Trafalgar, and the area around the monument.
  • This cool & commemorative tower, built in honour of Vice Admiral Nelson was restored to its former glory in 2009 and seats on top of the Calton Hill’s summit. Its 360º views of Edinburgh from the top worth a visit; so prepare your camera and brave the upper decker winds, you won’t regret it.
  • Great view from the top. Definitely worth a visit
  • If ye can get up the stairs, is an amazing view!

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