"National Monument or "Scotland's Disgrace"" National Monument - Calton Hill Tip by gordonilla

  National Monument
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The monument was designed in 1823 by C R Cockerell and was based on the Parthenon and had been intended to be a commemoration of the dead of the Napoleonic Wars. It had also been designed to be used as a National War Memorial Church with catacombs. However by 1826, the money had run out and the project was abandoned with only the 12 columns of the western end having been completed. Thus "Scotland's Disgrace".

Address: Calton Hill
Phone: +00 44 (0)131 556 2716
Website: http://www.edinburgharchitecture.co.uk/national_monument.htm

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  • Updated Jan 24, 2006
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