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The monument is at the top of Calton Hill, which is at the east end of Edinburgh's city centre.

It was built to commemorate the victory, and death, of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805. The design is formed and derived from an upturned telescope and was created by Robert Burn. The structure was built between 1807 and 1815.

In 1853, a time ball was introduced to the monument which continues to be lowered even as the One O'Clock Gun is fired from the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle.

Address: Calton Hill, Edinburgh
Directions: East End of the ciry centre
Phone: 0131 556 2716
Website: http://www.cac.org.uk/

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  • Updated Dec 5, 2009
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