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Nelson Monument

Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH7 5AA, Scotland
0131 510 75 55
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Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH7 5AA, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
0131 510 75 55
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The views are just excellent at the top of the tower, great way to see the city! The little museum was fun and informative. Worth the five pounds I thought. Unfortunately they don't take debit cards, they were even a little snarky about that which...More

Thank Erwin M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Claims to take payment by credit card but doesn't actually have the facility. Disappointing. Staff were unhelpful, rude and useless - just shrugged their shoulders. Best avoided.

Thank AlistairRiddell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wasn't really interest in the tiny exhibition so whizzed through that, was only interested in going to the top of the tower. That alone was worth the entry fee. The door at the top is pretty barrow but once there the views are awesome being...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When in Calton Hill, the nelson Monument is a neat little attraction within an attraction. This is worth the fly by.

Thank coachee1313
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this little finding Carlton hill, climb to the top and the views are fabulous, stairway is narrow and there's a small museum attached

1  Thank juliemurphy12016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting monument with much history, but was not willing to pay £5 to go up. Also, disappointingly the 'Time Ball' did not move at 1pm! There was considerable litter round one of the benches at the north entrance.

Thank Ray W
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The overall visit will cost you £5. The Nelson Monument stands on Calton Hill at the East End of princes street. The museum is not a massive one but offers people an insight into the history of Lord Nelson and his Naval Career to his...More

Thank Robin_MP23
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We paid the minimum fee to hike it to the top of the monument and were not disappointed. There are great views of the city in every direction. But be prepared for quite the wind gusts on top! There is also a museum at the...More

Thank nutsgoalie
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This is another nice place with some minuments (Lincoln as well) and graves. Usually this place is busy (too many tourists), but after summer time or late afternoon is there nice quiet.

Thank Lukáš Š
Reviewed 16 July 2017

More history with fantastic views from the top! It is a steep climb up the internal stairs but worth the £5 per person. Even our teenagers thought it was "cool". This tower is situated on Calton Hill which deserves a visit in its own right.

Thank Quasr1960
Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to
malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton
have long been transitional neighbourhoods 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 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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