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This Grade II listed monument is open for pre-booked tours. Take this fantastic opportunity to climb all 217 steps to experience the breathtaking views and to learn more about the Monument. You will be accompanied by a trained Nelson's Monument tour guide who will explain the monument's construction, history and restoration and about its links with our greatest naval hero, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson.


Tours last for 30 minutes and cost only £5.00 per person with a free complimentary guide book. Due to the slim spiral staircase and very small viewing platform at the top, only two visitors can make the ascent at any one time. We regret that we cannot accept small children or visitors with heart, lung or mobility problems on the tours. The Monument has a parapet which is 1.3 metres high. Visitors will be asked to sign a disclaimer and will be asked to leave bags or bulky items in the care of another guide, who will be stationed at the base of the Monument.


Dates 2012:

  • Open every Sunday from 27th May to 26th August


To book a tour, telephone Hannah Bentley at Nelson Museum on 01493 850698


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