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Best view in Britain on Ebay.

PUBLISHED: 14:18 01 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:55 30 June 2010

THE best view of the summer solstice sunrise in Britain is on offer as a charity auction on Ebay.

On the morning of the June 21 two lucky people can view the spectacular sunrise over the North Sea from the top of Nelson's Monument in Great Yarmouth.

THE best view of the summer solstice sunrise in Britain is on offer as a charity auction on Ebay.

On the morning of the June 21 two lucky people can view the spectacular sunrise over the North Sea from the top of Nelson's Monument in Great Yarmouth.

A summer solstice ascent is the idea of volunteer guide John Russell, who will escort the successful bidders to the top of the monument to enjoy the view as the sun dawns on the longest day of the year.

The Nelson Monument, or Norfolk Naval Pillar, is a Grade I listed building completed in 1817 as a tribute to Lord Nelson and is only open on a limited number of dates throughout the year.

It stands 44 metres (144 feet) high and offers breathtaking views across the Norfolk countryside and coast.

The proceeds of this special charity auction will go to support the work of the Nelson Museum in Yarmouth.

Museum curator Hannah Bentley said: “This is such a unique experience that has never been offered before.

“I really hope it captures people's imagination and inspires them to place a bid for the chance of such a wonderful opportunity.”

The auction went live on Ebay on this week and runs until 9am on Friday, June 11.

The Ebay item number is 170484778396 and bidding starts at just 99p.

Contact the Nelson Museum on 01493 850698 or visit the website at www.nelson-museum.co.uk

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