The Nelson Monument was built in memory of Admiral Lord Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Weather permitting, the Trafalgar flag signal 'England expects that every man will do his duty' is still flown on Trafalgar Day (21 October).
Looking like a tall stone telescope, the Nelson Monument contains a time ball which is still dropped at 1 o’clock daily. You get a wonderful view of the City and the sea from the top of the building.
Ship or maritime heritage site
April to September
Mon 13.00-18.00 Tues-Sat 10.00-18.00
October to March: Mon-Sat 10.00-15.00
Architecture, Maritime, Personalities
Key artists and exhibits
- Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson
- Architect Robert Burn