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Nelson Monument

Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH7 5AA, Scotland
+44 131 556 2716
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“calton hill” (36 reviews)
“worth the climb” (12 reviews)
LOCATION
Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH7 5AA, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
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+44 131 556 2716
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"calton hill"
in 36 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 12 reviews
"small exhibition"
in 5 reviews
"merchant navy"
in 3 reviews
"viewing area"
in 3 reviews
"degree view of edinburgh"
in 2 reviews
"arthur's seat"
in 11 reviews
"fantastic views over the city"
in 2 reviews
"waterloo place"
in 2 reviews
"different perspective"
in 2 reviews
"vantage point"
in 2 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 5 reviews
"edinburgh castle"
in 8 reviews
"princes street"
in 2 reviews
"old town"
in 3 reviews
"tower"
in 30 reviews
"telescope"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Whilst I can highly recommend the view at the top of the monument the museum was basic to say the least and the staff were neither helpful or friendly. When I found my bag caught in the turnstile, the help i received from the ticket...More

Thank Amietheexplorer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was recommended by tour driver who met us at the airport in Edinburgh, and he was spot on. The Nelson Monument is on Calton Hill and offers the best views of the city. I lucked out with one of the few bright sunny days...More

1  Thank Russell S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located on Carlton Hill it’s one of best place to get a 360 degree view of the city. Getting on top through the narrow staircase and the door might be bit of a task but it’s all worth the trip. Entrance is £5

Thank brian c
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw the monument when we we up Calton Hill, but didn't go in. What we liked even more was watching the ball on top drop at 1pm, while we were down on High Street. We almost missed it, but remembered just in time.Fun memory!

Thank centralvic
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The views are nice from the park but amazing from the monument. And there is a really clean toilet inside waiting for you! It’s totally worth £5!

Thank TJD64
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

A beautiful and old tower in Calton Hill with the best views of Edinburgh!!! The entrance fee is 5 pounds and it’s worth it if you want to see the city from above and take some pictures!! I really enjoy the view but the climbing...More

Thank kostasicebar
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful views all around! Beware if you hate strong winds and heights, really makes you feel like it's going to blow you away. Noticed that the entrance turnstiles and door on the top aren't larger people friendly, they're tiny, saw people struggling to get through...More

Thank rchlq
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

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 upturned telescope by Robert Burn .It was intended...More

Thank craigluscar
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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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but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street;
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