Duke of Wellington

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Neighborhood: Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighborhoods 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 epicenter Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel33,061 contributions
A beautiful statue.
Aug 2021
This is a fantastic statue of the Duke of Wellington on a horse, commemorating the victory against France in 1815.
Written September 17, 2021
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Malgorzata
10,542 contributions
The memorial to the Duke of Wellington
Oct 2019
This statue is situated at the junction between Princes Street, Waterloo Place and North Bridge. Sir John Robert Steell created this statue in the memory of the great Duke of Wellington under whose command the British forces came victorious against the French at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. This memorial to the Duke of Wellington was erected in 1852. John Steell showed us Wellington on his favorite horse, Copenhagen. Remembering Wellington's honourary nickname, the monument is commonly dubbed as "The Iron Duke, in bronze, by Steell". I think that almost everyone visited Edinburgh must have seen this statue.
Written September 1, 2020
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Anu
United Kingdom896 contributions
Fascinating
Dec 2019 • Family
It's fascinating to learn the history behind the memorial of the Duke of Wellington and his brave horse Copenhagen for the victor over the French at the Battle of Waterloo.
Written February 19, 2020
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Gaurav C
New Delhi, India3,089 contributions
Iron Duke
Mar 2019
The Iron Duke is a bronze statue of the 1st Duke of Wellington..He won a notable victory against napoleon in 1815 at the battle of Waterloo ...The Duke is mounted on his favorite horse Copenhagen
Written February 8, 2020
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IAN D
Wigan, UK18,687 contributions
Great statue
Jan 2020 • Solo
This is one of my favourite statues in Edinburgh. Very impressive statue of the Duke on horse back in front of a grand government building
Written January 27, 2020
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Andrew
St. Albans, UK6,253 contributions
Very good statue of The Iron Duke
Oct 2019
This impressive statue of the Duke of Wellington, outside Register House, was unveiled 0n the 27th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo. By this time the Duke was 83, so was not present, but many veterans of the battle were there to hear him hailed as an outstanding military hero (he died just three months later). Wellington's defeat of Napoleon was seen victory for the whole of Europe over this tyrant.
Written November 9, 2019
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Victoria AH
6 contributions
Wellington has a cone now
May 2019 • Couples
Edinburgh statue of Wellington has a cone now. Please come and see by yourself, the city is super lovely
Written May 13, 2019
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Bibcay
Gateshead, UK3,599 contributions
Decentb
Apr 2019
This is a pretty good statue, yet another one in princes street. It’s good lucking and very impressive.
Written April 29, 2019
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia34,031 contributions
Great Equestrian Statue
Sep 2018 • Couples
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 forces in battle. It's a lovely statue a,d is one of many sights on Princes Street and around Edinburgh, worth seeing.
Written November 16, 2018
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PrestonGuild
United Kingdom53,961 contributions
No cones on him
Dec 2017 • Family
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.
Written November 4, 2018
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