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Calton Hill Folly

Calton Hill Folly Calton Hill Folly, also known as “Scotland’s Disgrace” was intended to be a monument to the soldiers and sailors who died in the Napoleonic wars – however it was never finished. It […]

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Nelson’s Monument

Nelson’s monument on Calton Hill, Edinburgh was built in honour of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson. The monument was constructed to commemorate Nelson’s victory  at the Battle of Trafalgar, and of course his death in that […]

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Calton Hill Edinburgh

A misty shot of Calton Hill Edinburgh, taken from Arthur’s Seat. Past the East end of Edinburgh’s Princes Street, you’ll find Calton Hill.  It is home to, among other things, The City Observatory, Nelson’s Monument […]