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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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  • Definitely worth climbing - the views from here are outstanding. If you're visiting in Edinburgh, this is an absolute must.
  • Brilliant area for photography and sightseeing. A gem within Edinburgh, steeped in history. A total must and well worth the walk.
  • Spectacular views for £5. If you aren't adventurous enough to do Arthur's Seat and you have already made the climb up Caton Hill, take the in-between physical challenge of these stairs by going up the tower. Apparently the ball is supposed to drop every day except Sunday at 1300 but we didn't see it even though we were outside. Oh, well.
  • Really nice place to get some good views of the city!
  • Best place to see nice views of Edinburgh!

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