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Nelson Monument

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Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH7 5AA, Scotland
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If you are a big fan of admiral Lord Nelson then fair enough. You can visit the monument and pay for the upkeep by visiting the viewing platform at the top, but I thought £6 was a lot to pay just for a better view of the city of Edinburgh, spectacular as it is. There's nothing
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Located on top of Calton Hill, it is the exclamation mark at the end of Princes street. While honoring Admiral Nelson, who perished during the battle his forces won, it also had a utilitarian purpose: to send signals to ships in the Forth. It was completed in 1816, after a
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At the top of Carlton Hill, Nelson's column is one of many points of interest and things to visit. The museum if free to enter.
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Is a commemorative tower in honor of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, for his victory and death over the French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. It resembles an upturned telescope and stands 32m tall. It stands on top of Calton Hill, 171m above sea level and
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It is £6 if you want to climb the steps to the top of it but there is a Museum you can go in at no charge. It was built to commemorate Nelson's victory over the French at the battle of Trafalgar. There was obviously a lot of information about Nelson and how he died and also
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