Nelson Monument

City of Edinburgh | Calton Hill | Monument | ★★

[Nelson Monument, Calton Hill]

This 100-foot monument at the top of Calton Hill, Edinburgh, was built in memory of Admiral Lord Nelson, commemorating his victory (and death) at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Since 1853 a time ball on top of the tower has dropped at 1pm daily: originally to help ships in the Firth of Forth set their clocks, but now more as a tourist attraction. Paying customers are treated to the very best views of the capital after climbing 143 spiral steps, while the small exhibition below is (at the time of writing) free to visit.

[View north over the National Monument of Scotland and north Edinburgh from the top of the tower (19/11/16)]

Location & info

📌 Nelson Monument ★★
On the summit of Calton Hill, 15-min walk northeast of Edinburgh Waverley station, G.T.: NT 263741 ///career.memory.proof
🚆 Edinburgh Waverley | 🚋 St Andrew Square | 🚌 Numerous local buses | 🚗 Street parking nearby (charge)
Open daily | £6 to climb the tower; exhibition is free

[Exhibition (19/11/16)]

[View from below (19/11/16)]

[View of Arthur's Seat from the top of the tower (19/11/16)]

[Princes Street from the top of the tower (19/11/16)]



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