"NELSON'S COLUMN" Nelson's Column Tip by alyf1961

Nelson's Column, London: 22 reviews and 39 photos

by alyf1961

Nelson?s column stands in the centre of Trafalgar square.
The 165ft column is made from granite cost 47,500 and commemorates admiral lord nelson, Britain?s most famous sea lord.
Nelson died at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805 against napoleon. The combined Spanish and French fleet lost 22 out of their 33 ships whilst the royal navy lost none.
The column and statue on top of it dates from 1842. 14 stonemasons had a dinner on top of the column before the statue was placed there.
Four lions were placed at the bottom of the column 25 years later.

Address: 5 Trafalgar Square., London WC2N 5NJ
Directions: Nearest Train, Charring Cross. Near Duncannon St.
Website: http://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/our-building-and-squares/trafalgar-square

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  • Written Nov 26, 2008
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