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A 200-foot spire dedicated to Sir Walter Scott, the famous Scottish poet.
Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
+44 131 529 4068
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All reviews princes street tight squeeze worth the climb afraid of heights spiral stairs coming down catch your breath different levels small museum christmas market well worth the effort great views of edinburgh views are amazing calton hill sunny day arthur's seat city centre
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I loved the Scott Monument, it was super authentic and gothic and I love spiral staircases, the view from the top was amazing too! You don’t need to set aside too much time but try to go up when it’s not busy because there’s not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank joeyi844
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a tribute to Walter Scott who is iconic character in Scottish History. It stands majestically on Princess Street next to Waverley train station. When I visited it, there was a great festive atmosphere as there was a Christmas market as well which the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alex D
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had no idea that there was access up the monument, but it was well worth a visit. Interesting presentation on Sir Walter Scott and the monument architect. The stairs a little bit tight the further you get up. Not cheap but worth a visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Wizard57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sited in the prime location of princess street towering a 200 foot above, this monument is a fitting tribute to sir Walter Scott , the lawyer, author and poet. The foundations were sunk 52 feet into the ground to support the structure. A piece of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SandM582
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss the Christmas Market in November and December, it was lovely and good for some food and shopping!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BadranAJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's one of the most beautiful monuments I've seen with its intricate neo-Gothic architecture. The views from the top are also impressive on a clear day.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mossman19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. We paid to climb the steps to the top. £8 per adult. There is another option to go part of the way up. Lovely gentleman at the till. It was wet and windy on our visit but great views.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank andyonekanobie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very cool historical statue located at the base of old town and where they set up the wonderful Christmas Market. You can climb to the top in the non-Christmas season which is cool too. Worth the walk for great views of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ChuckM903
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do it, do it, do it! And make sure you climb all the way to the top. It's a bit of a squeeze but the views are worth it. Try timing your visit for sunset.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mariondotdotdot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This monument is piece of gothic art- rather gloomy yet adding to the aesthetic of the city centre. The Scott statue in the middle is ornately framed by columns studded with characters from Scott''s books.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bronwen L
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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street
is only half one, since buildings only line one side.
But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views
are from Princes Street as a result. From here you
look onto expansive and decorative public gardens
beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s
Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old
town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look
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17 April 2018|
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Response from dolcevita892 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, probably about 30-40 minutes maximum.
Kiki T
19 November 2017|
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Response from ThisIsMyOpinion2 | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for getting back to me. Apologies for delay. I have asked people in my group and have thought about it too, but unfortunately it doesn't ring any bells sorry. Hope you find it
Lorraine S
24 October 2017|
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Response from frank1e | Reviewed this property |
hi entrance is £5 see info below. There are 287 steps to the top of the Scott Monument, from where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside. Find out about Sir Walter Scott and the... More