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Nelson Monument

Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH7 5AA, Scotland
+44 131 510 7555
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“calton hill” (34 reviews)
“worth the climb” (11 reviews)
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Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH7 5AA, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
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"calton hill"
in 34 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 11 reviews
"small exhibition"
in 5 reviews
"merchant navy"
in 3 reviews
"degree view of edinburgh"
in 2 reviews
"viewing platform"
in 2 reviews
"arthur's seat"
in 11 reviews
"fantastic views over the city"
in 2 reviews
"waterloo place"
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"different perspective"
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"vantage point"
in 2 reviews
"historical buildings"
in 2 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 4 reviews
"edinburgh castle"
in 8 reviews
"princes street"
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"old town"
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"tower"
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

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

1  Thank Travelcooking
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This monument to Nelson is a great place to view Edinburgh. The climb is not too strenuous and worth the visit. An interesting little museum at the base compelted the visit.

Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

The view from the Calton Hill where the Nelson Monument is a lovely place for views of central Edinburgh. The Nelson Monument has a large ball on top that was raised and dropped at 1 o'clock but don't think works now. Always like walking there...More

Thank Alan D
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

On entering The Nelson Monument you are given a leaflet that gives the history of Monument and that of The Scott Monument, therefore it can be studied at one's leisure. There is a Museum one can visit before the climb to the top and gives...More

Thank 780salmonman
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Nelson Monument is a tall telescope shaped monument to Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson Victory and death in 1805. It is a climb up Calton Hill, but you get a great view of the City Center of Edinburgh and the Castle. Winter hours (10-1-3/31) are Monday...More

Thank Delbe M
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We hadn’t heard anything about the Nelson Monument and had no plans to visit when we arrived in Edinburgh, but we spotted it towering over the city and wandered over to have a look. The tower is situated on Carlon Hill which itself gives spectacular...More

1  Thank laurenr1319
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

It may seem a bit expensive just to climb a tower but the views from the top are well worth it as they are breathtaking.

Thank Timothy B
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

A good place to watch Edinburgh from above, but it is a little bit too expensive for what it offer. Compared with other monuments it is not so convenient.

Thank Matteo B
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

It is not terribly difficult to climb to the top, and the view from there is rewarding. One issue is the payment. You may need to prepare the exact change, even 10GBP was not accepted. Credit cards were not accepted, neither. It can be cold,...More

Thank CSKOLA
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

The views are just excellent at the top of the tower, great way to see the city! The little museum was fun and informative. Worth the five pounds I thought. Unfortunately they don't take debit cards, they were even a little snarky about that which...More

Thank Erwin M
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