The Nelson MonumentCurrently Closed
- Address: Calton Hill, Abbeyhill EH7 5AA, United Kingdom, Edinburgh
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 6 GBP
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: View Point, Observatory, Monument, Family And Kids, Tower
The Nelson Monument - Review
In the honour of the Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, the magnificent Nelson Monument was built in Edinburgh. He became a martyr at the Battle of Trafalgar. Being located on top of Calton Hill, the monument rises toward the sky from where the entire city is be visible.
On the top of the tower a large ball called the Time Ball made of wood, is situated which was elevated and descended to denote the time. The monument is built with black stonework with the Royal Navy’s ensign at the top. If one wants to climb up the tower, one needs to climb a rather tight spiral staircase. The museum on the ground floor is impressive and gives a detailed and elaborate description of the career and death of Lord Admiral Nelson.
There are 170 steps in order to climb the tower. One can see all over the city and as far away as from the top of the bridge. The pollution free environment with fresh oxygen is an added advantage to the tourists who tend to come to the monument again and again. The tower has iron railings on its top and many small restaurants are built for the public near the monument.
The Nelson Monument Information
- Wheelchair access is available.
The Nelson Monument Hours
- Closed on Occasion.
How To reach The Nelson Monument by Public Transport
- Calton Hill
Restaurants Near The Nelson Monument
- Pancho Villas
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Things to Know Before Visiting The Nelson Monument
32.76% of people who visit Edinburgh include The Nelson Monument in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
52.31% of people start their The Nelson Monument visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see The Nelson Monument
50.59% of people prefer walking in order to reach The Nelson Monument
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The Nelson Monument, Edinburgh Reviews
This place have really nice view, from tower and also from the mountain hill, but it's not the best possible place for full view of Beautiful Edinburgh! Best places are two large hills o posit to it. From one of them you can see everything but is a little tricky to get on the top of it. I'm waiting for that moment when I will move to Edinburgh from Nottingham to stay there! I love this City and place!
I walked here from the Royal Mile and was surely enjoying the view on my way up. The view of the city and Edinburgh castle in the distance is spectacular. Arthur's seat to the left was even better.
The best view of Edinburgh! Well worth the £5 entrance. Credit card accepted. Grab the guidebook at the entrance if you are interested in reading more about what you see up there. Otherwise there are also mounted pictures around the rooftop showing the names of significant landmarks. The stair is narrow at the top and you have to squeeze through a narrow door to get out to the roof. When you are at the foot of the tower, look for the black time ball on the top of the tower (you can see it from the rooftop). It's raised everyday at 12:45 and dropped at 13:00, or so I've heard, yet have to see it myself. There is a free small museum in the tower.
If you want to have a really nice view of Edinburgh, you should pay the 5£ to go to the top of this tower. It's really nice, great pictures can be taken from up there. You can get to Calton Hill in one of those hop on hop off buses or bay walking from The Canon gate kirk or the Holyrood palace. Worth the visit
The museum is nothing special compared the free and much large museums of Edinburgh but the view from the top that you get access to as part of the admission fee is great!