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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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
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 monument in the museum room.
During adverse weather conditions (high winds especially) please check our Twitter feed @EdinCulture before travelling as the monument may be closed at short notice for safety reasons.