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Nelson Monument, Edinburgh

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  • An entrance fee of £5 and a small exhibition at the bottom however the main event is the 360 degree views from the top. Worth the climb even on an overcast day (as it was when I went). Interesting to ...  more »
  • This monument offers views at the top of the tower, but honestly you'll already get those views for free when you reach Calton Hill park area, in which this monument is located. It's not worth the fee...  more »
  • First, not to disrespect Lord Admiral Horacio Nelson, whose monumental achievement in a war 200 years ago had lead to the construction of the monument. In terms of visiting, first it costs GBP5 to gai...  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!