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Nelson Monument

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Nelson Monument

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johnhouston2 wrote a review Nov 2020
Knaresborough, United Kingdom3890 contributions1680 helpful votes
The Nelson Monument is a distinctive-looking structure in that it is constructed in the shape of a telescope, which is entirely fitting. Other than that, I agree with previous reviewers who suggest that the monument on its own isn't really worth making a great effort to visit, particularly during these Covid times when it is closed. That said, however, Calton Hill is most certainly worth visiting - so you may as well visit the monument while you're here!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Steviefull wrote a review Oct 2020
Kidderminster, United Kingdom1053 contributions246 helpful votes
On its own probably not worth visiting, but Calton Hill certainly is and the few monuments and buildings up here make for a good way to spend a couple of hours. The monument to commemorate Horatio Nelson is around 200 years old and is shaped like an upturned telescope in his honour. Apparently there is an information centre in the building but this was closed (I assume covid related) when we visited.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Malgorzata wrote a review Aug 2020
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Cool place to visit. The Nelson Monument is a commemorative tower in honour of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson. The monument was built between 1807 and 1815 to commemorate Nelson's victory over the French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, and his own death at the same battle. Great views from top. If you want to go upstairs, the door that opens from the stairs to the upper viewing platform is rather narrow and cramped and there are also a lot of stairs so consider if you really want to get to the top. Nice opportunity to take photos .
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Lexi_7 wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom281 contributions98 helpful votes
The ball that is meant to go up and down at 1pm. When we visited it did not, which you have to say is not a great thing. But there's plenty more to see at Calton Hill, so do visit here. Just don't expect any ball action.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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DJM1945 wrote a review Aug 2020
Montrose, United Kingdom1677 contributions402 helpful votes
This monument on Calton Hill was built to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson who died while leading this fleet which won the Battle of Trafalgar.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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