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Nelson Monument

Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH7 5AA, Scotland
+44 131 556 2716
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“calton hill” (38 reviews)
“worth the climb” (12 reviews)
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Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH7 5AA, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
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"calton hill"
in 38 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 12 reviews
"small exhibition"
in 5 reviews
"merchant navy"
in 3 reviews
"viewing area"
in 3 reviews
"degree view of the city"
in 2 reviews
"arthur's seat"
in 11 reviews
"waterloo place"
in 2 reviews
"different perspective"
in 2 reviews
"views over edinburgh"
in 4 reviews
"vantage point"
in 2 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 5 reviews
"admission price"
in 2 reviews
"high street"
in 2 reviews
"princes street"
in 2 reviews
"old town"
in 3 reviews
"tower"
in 30 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't get the opportunity to climb to the top of the monument but took a look around the surrounding area. The view at that level is pretty good so I imagine the view from the top is fantastic.

Thank ZinamonKveen
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a family day trip to Edinburgh and paid £5 each to climb to the top of the tower. On a sunny day the views were fantastic. We could see for miles. The museum at the bottom is really interesting too. You can tell...More

Thank AdrianH1967
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s only 140 steps to give one of the best views of a Edinburgh, don’t miss it! Besides the view the monument has an interesting display on trafalgar battle and it’s tactics and information on Leith harbor. Besides that a Fresnel lens from a lighthouse...More

Thank afagundes
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst I can highly recommend the view at the top of the monument the museum was basic to say the least and the staff were neither helpful or friendly. When I found my bag caught in the turnstile, the help i received from the ticket...More

1  Thank Amietheexplorer
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

This was recommended by tour driver who met us at the airport in Edinburgh, and he was spot on. The Nelson Monument is on Calton Hill and offers the best views of the city. I lucked out with one of the few bright sunny days...More

1  Thank Russell S
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Located on Carlton Hill it’s one of best place to get a 360 degree view of the city. Getting on top through the narrow staircase and the door might be bit of a task but it’s all worth the trip. Entrance is £5

Thank brian c
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

We saw the monument when we we up Calton Hill, but didn't go in. What we liked even more was watching the ball on top drop at 1pm, while we were down on High Street. We almost missed it, but remembered just in time.Fun memory!

Thank centralvic
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

The views are nice from the park but amazing from the monument. And there is a really clean toilet inside waiting for you! It’s totally worth £5!

Thank TJD64
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

A beautiful and old tower in Calton Hill with the best views of Edinburgh!!! The entrance fee is 5 pounds and it’s worth it if you want to see the city from above and take some pictures!! I really enjoy the view but the climbing...More

Thank kostasicebar
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful views all around! Beware if you hate strong winds and heights, really makes you feel like it's going to blow you away. Noticed that the entrance turnstiles and door on the top aren't larger people friendly, they're tiny, saw people struggling to get through...More

Thank rchlq
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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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