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Nelson's Column

Attractions, Monuments and memorials Trafalgar Square

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Tourists come in their thousands to pose for photographs in front of Nelson’s Column. It was erected in 1840 to honour Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died at the point of victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The statue (sculpted by EH Bailey) atop the 150-foot Corinthian column (designed by William Railton) is foreshortened to appear in perfect proportion from the ground. Sir Edwin Landseer’s bronze lions arrived in 1867.



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