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Nelson Monument

A visit to Edinburgh’s Calton Hill and the Nelson Monument offers a great opportunity to explore one of Edinburgh’s most famous landmarks, take in stunning views of the city and learn something of our city’s scientific and sea faring past.

  • Easy access from city centre.
  • Exhibition room tells story of Lord Nelson, the history of the monument and the Time Ball.
  • Panoramic views across the city form the top of the monument.
  • Toilets on site and room available to eat packed lunch.


City of Edinburgh Council
Learning and Access Department
City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE
0131 529 3962/3

Opening times

1st October- 31st March: Mon – Sat 10am – 3pm
1st April - 31st September: Monday 1pm – 6pm; Tue – Sat 10am – 6pm


Download Nelson Monument Teachers’ Pack (PDF | 2.1MB)

Storytelling – why not book a storyteller to help with your visit?
Contact: Caroline Budge, Scottish Storytelling Centre, 0131 556 9579, caroline@scottishstorytellingcentre.com

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