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Review of The Nelson Tower

The Nelson Tower
Ranked #5 of 14 things to do in Forres
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 10 May 2018

The Nelson's tower is in the Gratt park in Forres. It is on a hill called Clunny Hill and is a very interesting monument, especially when they light it up during winters.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I think it is brilliant that there is a memorial to Admiral Horatio Nelson in Forres. I have wanted to come and see this for some time and so when my little nephews were about I took my opportunity to take them. It is quite a steep climb to the monument but once you are here you can see what a commanding view it has. Entrance is by donation and the monument is in the care of Forres Heritage Trust, it is run entirely by volunteers and it is open 2pm until 4pm, April until end of September. Once inside it is 97 steps to the top a steep spiral staircase with two breaks to view some of the associated history on route to the top. The spiral staircase is tight so it will not suit everyone but once out onto the top the views are amazing, you can see for miles. One of the volunteers had a set of binoculars to enhance the view and it really was special. This is well worth the effort to come and see I do not know why it took me so long to come.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

A nice walk up the hill, even on a wet and cold day! Somewhat muddy underfoot but nothing a good pair of (sensible) shoes can't handle. The Tower is manned by volunteers and entry is by donation. To the top is 97 steps but opportunity to rest on the way up to take in some of the information contained in the displays on the 2 floors on the way up, then excellent views from the top of the Tower.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Only disappointment was that the Tower did not open to visitors until Easter weekend which meant we were unable to see the view across Findhorn Bay from the top.

Thank EddieReid
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Although the history behind this monument is quite impressive, it is in the end just a small watch tower up a hill.
i would rather visit some of the imressive castles and coastlines in the area if i was palnning a day out

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