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Nelson's Monument

Great Yarmouth, England
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Interesting piece of history

It's interesting to discover Nelson's ties to Norfolk and Great Yarmouth, and this monument is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Matt A
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A link to Nelson's Great Yarmouth

The Norfolk pillar, built in 1817, commemorates Norfolk hero Vice Admiral Lord Nelson. Manned by... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 7 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
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I'd asked my husband ( who's from Norfolk) to take me to see some things I'd never heard of on our few days away. The Nelson monument was one of them. It's amazing, and there are really good interpretation boards around it, designed for both...More

Thank Athena002
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I suspect the industrial estate came later, but how weird! The monument is impressive and there's a great view from the top. It's just the location!

Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a really inpressive monument and worth a walk over to see it as it honours the great Horatio Nelson,just such a shame it is surrounded by industrial units and stuff.

Thank lottie49
Reviewed 14 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...More

2  Thank Mandy G
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

1  Thank Yarco3
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