Visitor Information

Opening times:

1 April to 30 September: Monday to Saturday 10am - 7pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm.

1 October to 31 March: Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm.

See our main Visiting Information page for details of opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period.


Admission is £5, for both adults and children. There are no concessions.


Sorry, there is no café at the Nelson Monument, but the monument is five minutes' walk from the east end of Princes Street and Leith Street.


As the monument was built to be of practical use, it is on the highest point of the hill and is approached by steps. There are displays on the ground floor of the monument, but there are 143 more steps up to the viewing platform.

Contact us: 

The Nelson Monument, 32 Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH7 5AA

Tel:  0131 556 2716


Map and directions