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Nelson Monument, Edinburgh

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  • Well worth the climb up Calton Hill for the outstanding panoramic view .The monument was completed in 1816.It stands 105 ft high, and has 143 steps to the top viewing area Built to a design of an uptu...  more »
  • We recommend going to the Nelson memorial monument, Calton Hill is going to Edinburgh. Guests can enjoy a view of Calton Hill located in city of Edinburgh and below, see 143-spiral stairs to climb out to the roof and other monuments "national monument", etc..
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  • Already having arrived on Carlton Hill you can enjoy a great view, but from above the Nelson Monument you will really have the chance to admire the best view of Edinburgh at 360 °! Not to be missed  more »
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  • Excellent place to get great views and vistas of the city. Getting to the top of the hill is a bit of a challenge but it's very much worth it. Getting to the top of the monument is a pretty steep, tight climb also £5 fo admittince which is pretty cheap for what you get. Also extremely tight door to get to the view i.e. carrying a backpack through is difficult. The views in particular for this area are great, you really get to see the whole city from up there. Just be mindful of the wind as it could very easily blow your hat or cellphone away if you aren't mindful of it.
  • Good views if you feeling fit ,after walking up the hill there is lots more steps that go to the top after £5 fee ,very windy up the top the day we were there
  • Definitely the best views of Edinburgh, Leith and more all around. Not too many steps to the top. The small museum is interesting too.
  • 360-degree views and a few monuments to explore. You can walk here from Edinburgh castle if you don’t mind the hill, it’s worth it for the view.
  • I visited Calton Hill in Edinburgh, it’s a nice small hill which you can still get Amazon view of Edinburgh. Looking down and over to see the views of Dynamilc Earth, Arthur Seat, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh Castle and many more to see. The best bit of all is when I went up The Nelson Monument and that’s even a spectacular view, more higher up also it has a small museum inside which was interesting. The only thing I was wondering about is how am I ment to get down once I’m up there because the steps are like a stair case going all around and there was a lot of steps lol. Once I was up there, the view of Edinburgh and beyond blow me away, it was fantastic to walk round in a circle and to see everything. Once coming down I was very causios but I took it very slowly taking each step to get down.  After getting to the bottom I went and had a peak a the small museum in The Nelson Monument. Overall my visit to Carlton Hill / The Nelson Monument was outstanding and we’ll recommended if your visiting Edinburgh.
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