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Broughton & Calton
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Reviewed 16 November 2018

This is a great equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington. The bronze statue was unveiled in June 1852, to commemorate the great general's defeat of Napoleon at the battle of Waterloo. Wellington is depicted on his favourite horse, Copenhagen, firmly but calmly directing his...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Unlike the one in Glasgow this does not have a traffic cone on his head. This is an imposing statue of the Duke of Wellington on his horse and is a wonderful sight to see.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

There are numerous statues around Edinburgh and The Duke of Wellington statue is a large and impressive statue in Edinburgh.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

This statue, which is actually pretty impressive, is yet another one along Princes Street. It honors the man who won the Battle of Waterloo and is worth pausing to look at along with all the other monuments along this street.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

It’s an impressive work of set and always seems to have some life teeming below it. Also seems to always have a seagull perched on his head.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank FlameOfFrost
Reviewed 9 May 2018

The statue of the Duke of Wellington in Glasgow always has a traffic cone on his head, in fact it has been an iconic image in Glasgow. Edinburgh folk are obviously have more respect for the Iron Duke who sits atop his rearing horse forever...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We owe this gentleman a debt!!!!! Where would we be without hero's to our tiny island like this man? Countless great nations have been humbled thanks to men born on our island of this caliber HUZAR HUZAR HUZAR

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank glasgowcity67
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Unveiled in 1852 (37 years after the battle )this is one of John Steells finest works . Funded by the political parties at that time in recognition of the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo.The Horse is Wellingtons favorite 'Copenhagen' Standing prominently in front of Register...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank craigluscar
Reviewed 4 December 2017

I like to see as many statues as possible when traveling. This one is good but could be more. But worth a look.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed 28 October 2017

An impressive statue of the Duke of Wellington and a horse rearing up. A worthy tribute to one of Britain's greatest sons. It sits opposite the Balmoral and Waverly station, so no excuse for not visiting.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to
malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton
have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a
mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village
found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything
but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street;
even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and
art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The
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