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Nelson's Monument

Great Yarmouth, England
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Piece of Maritime History

When in Gt Yarmouth I visited the monument and what a Trophy to the man it is intended for, I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Essex, England
In middle of nowhere

Unexpected monument, information boards and worth a look if somewhat out of the way, in rather an... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in Gt Yarmouth I visited the monument and what a Trophy to the man it is intended for, I understand it is open at certain times but unfortunately this time it was not open.

Thank Tad666
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Unexpected monument, information boards and worth a look if somewhat out of the way, in rather an industrial area.

Thank KAW687
Reviewed 4 September 2017

As a young boy our family would take annual holidays in Great Yarmouth staying in a static caravan on the South Denes site. While visiting again with my granddaughter thought I would revisit South Denes and see what the area looks like fifty five years...More

Thank jasper719
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

It's a monument, pretty much all really. A massive concrete column built in memory of Admiral Nelson, now surrounded by dilapidated industrial units. Some good myths and old wives tales behind this. One story goes that, the designer asked it to be built facing out...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Hard to find, but worth the effort. The monument is tucked away in the old quayside, best accessed via the promenade road (travel South from the centre)

Thank stevewilkins0n
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

It's interesting to discover Nelson's ties to Norfolk and Great Yarmouth, and this monument is worth a visit if you're interested in history. Unfortunately this landmark is located well within the industrial estate, which takes away some of its charm.

Thank Matt A
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The Norfolk pillar, built in 1817, commemorates Norfolk hero Vice Admiral Lord Nelson. Manned by volunteers in July and August, Sundays only. 217 steps to the top, with views of seals on Scroby sands, the outer harbour, and Great Yarmouth and Gorleston. A service is...More

Thank biggles26
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

An interesting monument to Nelson. The information around it is very informative as is the picture of the column when it was built. It shows it was built next to the sea. Now it quite a way from the sea shore. Probably why the industrial...More

Thank BT3rd
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This monument to Nelson was paid for by the people of Norfolk. Located here as this was the centre of navy activity in Norfolk at that time. The locals seem to have taken to Nelson in a big way, even though he was born in...More

Thank Martin97uk
Reviewed 29 April 2017

On drive from the end of the port we saw the monument so went for a look. Weather was not good so drove round and read the boards then googled when we got back to our caravan.Was very impressive but in a strange place.

Thank moonshine66
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