Nelson Monument

REVIEW – Nelson Monument, Calton Hill, Edinburgh

The Nelson Monument is in honour of Admiral Lord Nelson’s victory and death at the battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805. The monument was erected in 1807 and stands 30 metres high.  There are 143 steps to reach the top of the public access and a further 27 that are private.  The viewing platform is […]

Views from the Nelson Monument
 
 

FEATURE – 10 things to do in Edinburgh (non-Fringe)

We understand that some Edinburgh residents will be less than enthralled at the prospect of the coming weeks with the madness and traffic jams that ensues. Here is our guide to finding some peace in Edinburgh, away from Fringe performers demanding you accept their flyer for a show you have no intention of seeing.  All of our […]

REVIEW – Nelson Monument, Calton Hill, Edinburgh

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Magnificent views from Nelson Monument The Nelson Monument is in honour of Admiral Lord Nelson’s victory and death at the battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805. The monument was erected in 1807 and stands 30 metres high.  There are 143 steps to reach the top of the public access and a further 27 that […]

NEWS – Nelson Monument in running for National Lottery Award

For nearly 200 years, the Nelson Monument on top of Calton Hill has been a prominent feature of the Edinburgh skyline. Now, the recently-restored 4-star attraction has reached the semi-finals of the National Lottery Award, an annual campaign to find the UK’s favourite lottery funded projects. The Nelson Monument received a £50,000 Heritage Lottery Fund […]

NEWS – Nelson Monument now a 4-star attraction

We were impressed by a recent visit to the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill, so were delighted to hear that it has just been upgraded to a 4-star visitor attraction by Visit Scotland. In recognition of this news, the monument had 4 giant stars projected upon it last night – these will also be on […]

FEATURE – Buildings on Calton Hill

Edinburgh Spotlight loves Calton Hill and has recently reviewed the Nelson Monument which is the tall tower perched on the top that can be seen from many places around Edinburgh. There are several other interesting buildings which are up Calton Hill and here we will take a closer look at them and what they are. If we start […]