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Scott Monument

Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh EH2 2 United Kingdom
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    Katie Pierce
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    4 Jun 30, 2014

    A rather attractive monument located near one of the large public gardens in Edinburgh near Waverly station. It's a nice fixture on the horizon and I believe you can climb it too. Unfortunately I was unable to investigate that last part fully.

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    4 Sep 03, 2013

    so dominant in Princess street. and still i did not get upstairs to the lookout but it is also great to see from the window of Jenners cafe or from the street.

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    Laurel W
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    3 Aug 15, 2013

    Scott Monument – in Princes Street Gardens – where you can climb the steps for a small fee or just admire Sir Walter who recently underwent restoration.

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    Jenny Simmons
    5 May 07, 2013

    Completely worth the three GBP to climb to the top! The view is great, the staircases are VERY narrow but completely worth the experience.

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    Joseph Coureur
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    5 Apr 27, 2013

    The Scott Monument looks like the top of a church that might be buried under Princes Park. For £4, you can climb the almost 300 steps to look out from several of the levels. The staircase at the top is very narrow!

    Don't miss the small room at the first level. The stained glass windows are amazing.

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    Scottish Snaps
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    A piece of art you can interact with. Walk to the top and get some amazing photographs of Princes Street and the Castle. As you near the top of the monument the steps get very narrow and the treads can be rather worn in places so be careful as you climb. Note that there is a charge for climbing the monument.

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    Mark Ritchie
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Beautiful monument in the heart of the city. You can climb to the top of it to get some wonderful views, however there are plenty of places you can get views of Edinburgh for free

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    Fiona
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    This impressive monument stands in Princes St. Gardens. Climb the narrow spiral staircase tol viewing decks with great panoramic views of the city. There's 300 steps so you've got to be fit! There's a small fee which is used towards the upkeep of the monument.

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    Candice Rivera
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    5 Jun 14, 2014

    Great 360 view of the city! Fun to climb, different view points from different angles!

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    Edith van Woerden
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    amazing place

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    Brenda Gray
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    very interesting the whole of edinburgh

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    Pearl Smith
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    this is a must see if you go to edinburgh

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    5 May 17, 2012
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    3 Aug 20, 2011
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    5 Jun 08, 2013
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    3 Jul 12, 2011
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    5 Mar 29, 2013
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    3 Jul 05, 2012
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4.5 out of 5
29 member's reviews
441 people visited Scott Monument
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    Mar-May: 10a-6p, Jun-Sep: 9a-8p M-Sa, 10a-6p Su, Oct: 10a-6p, Nov: 10a-4p
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Description

The Scottish novelist, playwright, and poet achieved greatness during his lifetime and 14 years after his death, he achieved once again when the largest monument to any writer was constructed in his honor. Two hundred and eighty seven steps will take you to the top of the structure where you can enjoy stunning views of Edinburgh. Decorating the structure are 64 statues depicting characters from ... read more
Sir Walter’s writings. Another statue at the base of the monument features Scott with his favorite canine companion, Maida.

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