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Nelson's Monument, Great Yarmouth

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  • The Norfolk pillar, built in 1817, commemorates Norfolk hero Vice Admiral Lord Nelson. Manned by volunteers in July and August, Sundays only. 217 steps to the top, with views of seals on Scroby sands,...  more »
  • An interesting monument to Nelson. The information around it is very informative as is the picture of the column when it was built. It shows it was built next to the sea. Now it quite a way from the s...  more »
  • This monument to Nelson was paid for by the people of Norfolk. Located here as this was the centre of navy activity in Norfolk at that time. The locals seem to have taken to Nelson in a big way, even ...  more »
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  • I believe the structure is properly called The Norfolk Naval Pillar, and in spite of it being surrounded now by a trading/ indus trial estate only metres from the beach, the noisiest things around for most of the time are the seagulls! It's nice to have benches here just to sit and think as you read the information boards. The one on the right looks like bronze and has thoughtfully been translated into Braille. See photo's. A lovely touch. It is open to the public on a limited basis. Further research will inform those interested in climbing the Pillar.
  • Just so people know this was built some twenty years before the one in London so its the original as such. Also one of nelsons crew or a local I believe was warden of it until his death
  • Fascinating information on the various information plaques around its periphery. And generally very peaceful - good for remembering those we have lost.
  • Fascinating monument in the middle of a trading estate!

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Stay along the city's main pedestrian promenadeto be near the main attractions. A B&B near the central beach, close to the mouth of the promenade, is an ideal spot for views and access to attractions. For a quiet stay, consider lodging farther inland in one of the renovated Victorian buildings.
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