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“Nelson's Column” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Nelson's Column
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US$119.64*
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Private Tour: London Historical Walking Tour
Ranked #169 of 1,568 things to do in London
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Owner description: Ranked as one of London's greatest landmarks, this 185-foot high monument (circa 1843) looks down on the busy streets, fountains and swirling traffic of Trafalgar Square.
Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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“Nelson's Column”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

The only reason why we visited Nelson's Column was we were at Trafalgar Square. You really can't miss the column. It certainly is the centre piece of the square. Unfortunately, you can't see the top of Nelson's Column from Trafalgar Square. It is better to see from a far if you want to see the top of the tower. Having good weather also helps any visit to Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column.

Visited August 2014
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“Trafalgar Square”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Beautiful day certainly helped the visit to see Nelson on his column.
Surprised to see a Blue Rooster on the 4th plinth.
Enjoyed the wander round the National Gallery too.
Recommend a visit

Visited April 2014
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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“Catches your eye”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

Centerpiece of Trafalgar Square. Towers over the square, a reminder of Admiral Nelson's days. Best seen from farther away, can't really see his statue on top from the square.

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“An imposing structure”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

It's a column with a figure of Nelson on top. Imposing and a little underwhelming all at the same time. Why did they have to built it so high you can't see the man? The base with its four bronze lions and pedestal with four bronze relief panels cast from captured French guns add a bit of detail to an otherwise plain Corinthian column.

Visited June 2014
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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“When Britain ruled the waves”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

This monumental column with Nelsons posed statute on top, is a reflection of British Empire and Standing of the ages past, an example of the might that was.

Visited August 2013
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