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Review of Nelson Monument

Nelson Monument
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$70.07*
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Royal Edinburgh Ticket Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tours and Edinburgh Castle...
Ranked #86 of 418 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

The monument is in the shape of a telescope to reflect Nelson's naval past. When the one-o'clock gun is fired from the castle a ball on the top of the monument falls. The two sinals - one aural the other visual - were to enable the sailors in the Port of Leith to set their chronometers

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Reviewed July 13, 2012

Costs £3 to go up about 150 odd steps but is worth it. Not that much room at the top either so might be best to go if there isn't anyone at the top that you can see.

But you get great 360 degree views of the city and leith. Plus you can make out the rail bridge over in the distance too.

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Reviewed June 24, 2012

While there is a small fee to climb the monument, the Regent Garden's atop of which the monument sits are free to visit.

If you are able to walk and want a view without spending a lot of money for it, this is the place to go.

Walking trails.

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Reviewed June 5, 2012

Some great views from the top so worth taking your camera but that's all there is. The 'exhibition' at the bottom of the tower - 2 small rooms containing next to nothing - isn't really worth bothering with.

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Reviewed May 29, 2012

Like everything - It comes with admission fee of £3.00 however give great views and its right next to the shame of edinburgh!

Thank Tom C
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