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Nelson Monument, Edinburgh

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  • The Nelson monument is a monument situated on Calton Hill. Is a kind of Tower of pisa. You can climb but will have to pay to do so. Even if you do not climb will have fantastic views over the city from other parts of the Hill
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  • From this tower you have a great view of the city. You can look at Edinburgh castle and Arthur's seat you see up close. You can observe the main attractions well from here. It is an easy climb to the top of a little over 100 steps via a spiral staircase. Only the door to outside is super narrow, so a heavy person wouldn't be here through May. For five pounds you have a magnificent view of the city and it has really added value to here to go up because you can look very far. Upstairs there is enough space to make good pictures. You have here at most a half an hour.
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  • You go up the Calton Hill and you can visit many monuments and interesting places. This is one of the monuments you can visit up there  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