Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Nelson's Monument, Glasgow

This monument was the first civic monument in Britain to honour Admiral Horatio Nelson's victories, being built in 1806, and was restored in 2002 to the cost of £9,000 to repair damage from over the centuries. It is one of the many sights you can see when visiting Glasgow Green.

The obelisk on its plinth reaches a height of 144 feet. At the base of the monument, some of Nelson's most famous battles are enscribed, including Aboukir (1798), Copenhagen (1801) and Trafalgar (1805), where he was shot and killed. Nelson was so popular that approximately 80,000 people attended the laying of the foundation stone.