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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Nelson Monument is a fitting offering to a great man. It stands on Calton Hill and was built around 1810 to commemorate Horatio Nelson's victory at Trafalgar over the French and Spanish armadas, in 1805. It was restored in 2009. It's a lovely tower...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here at the end of our personalized tour with Welcome Edinburg Tours with Helen. We ended with her advising us to go to the top of the monument -the views of the city were fabulous ! You can see from the sea to the...More

Thank janet1958_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Then this is the monument to see. Once up the hill the view is spectacular and if you are a fan of Nelson it's a must see. Unfortunately we visited during a heat wave, so the climb up the steep staircase inside the monument was...More

Thank NY2StudioCity
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tribute to Admiral Nelson is a commemorative tower on Calton Hill. You can climb up for views of the city, the monument itself can be seen from various points in Edinburgh.

Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Small museum at the bottom, than a lot of steep stairs and, at the end, the reward: splendid image of the Princess street, the Balmoral Hotel and, in the distance, the Castle Rock. Worth the effort!

Thank ToujoursLaRoute
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Nasty hill for old people to see the sights of Calton Hill.. There are other sites here also to see. Spend the time to look around to see all, worth your time to see. Interesting that the admiral was so appealing.

Thank Perkadventures
Reviewed 6 September 2018

At the top of Calton Park, this monument to naval war hero Admiral Nelson is a beacon shaped like a telescope! We took the hard route, walking up from Holyrood, although you can easily access the area by going down Princes street. Great views from...More

Thank MaryKop
Reviewed 29 August 2018

There's a 5 pound entry fee to get into the Nelson Monument, but it is well worth it. You get a bit of cardio going up the stairs and have to take turns since it is not wide enough for bi-directional traffic. The views from...More

Thank AnaPtx
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

To be honest, I've climbed more stairs in my life, this was not that bad and definitely worth the climb! If you're in Edinburgh and already on that hill, spend the 5£ entry and climb up. The view you'll get is worth it! There is...More

Thank Gomezzz8plus
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We climbed up our wax towards the monument on a may evening this year to enjoy the spectacular sights of the old town from up there, and surely weren't disappointed. The monument (which we didn't enter, but were told is a museum) is a half...More

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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 epicentre Broughton Street;
even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and
art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The
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