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Address: Great Yarmouth, England
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Nelson's Monument is a commemorative column built between 1817 and 1819. It is 44 metres tall and is topped by a statue of Britania. The Monument was completely renovated in 2005... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
Peter C
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We stopped by here just to see what it was. The column is quite impressive and you can see it across the town. No one seems to know why Britannia is facing inland rather than out to sea. Although there is speculation. The column is in the Port area, so not the most attractive part of Yarmouth to visit. There... More 

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

A real must see attraction, this beautiful monument has been surrounded by industrial units, why I dont know, but still stands proud, you can go to the summit were you will get a stunning vista of miles of beautiful scenery

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1 Thank Yarco3
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a lovely monument but its a shame its in the middle of an industrial estate. There is parking close to the monument.

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norfolk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

My husband and I took our granddaughter up to the top it was fantastic .guide was great very informative and good with granddaughter.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Nelson's Monument is a commemorative column built between 1817 and 1819. It is 44 metres tall and is topped by a statue of Britania. The Monument was completely renovated in 2005, the bicentary of the Battle of Trafalgar. It is well worth a visit and is especially interesting to school children.

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Thank Peter C
Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

now surrounded by industrial units it still stands proudly on the spot which was once a military parade ground. If visitors care to stand nearby (with backs to the tatty pleasure parks and beach) you can see parts of the medieval wall, late naval baracks etc. Much more interesting and important. some fine architecture all arround if you look.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Note faces inland not to sea as intended Resulting as folk law states the architect committed suicide when he saw the finished column jumping from the top

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Thank dws1950
Poole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

this attraction is okay for a quick visit while in the area of the pleasure beach but not really worth a special trip. have a look, take a photo and go back to pleasure beach, used to be able to go up to top but not sure if still available, it wasn't when we were there.

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Thank Michael W
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

A bit out of the way, passed the Pleasure Beach, in the middle of a little industrialised area. Well maintained and clean and tidy, shame we weren't there on a Sunday as between certain times of the year, you can climb up to the top (on the inside). Worth a visit.

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Thank Lidia C
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A little out of the way at the industrial end of Great Yarmouth (South denes) it is non-the-less worth a visit. Gt Yarmouth is an Ancient Town as AAC Hedges put it and there is a lot of history in this handsome town if you go looking for it, and Admiral Nelson and Great Yarmouth were closely connected. So while... More 

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