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Scott Monument

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Address: Princes Street Gardens | Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-529-4068
Description: A 200-foot spire dedicated to Sir Walter Scott, the famous Scottish poet.
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Not for those scared of heights!

I used to go straight to the top as a child, now it scares me stupid and I only go up 2/3rds of the way! Small winding staircase but well worth it for the views! Cheap... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I used to go straight to the top as a child, now it scares me stupid and I only go up 2/3rds of the way! Small winding staircase but well worth it for the views! Cheap attraction to and you can get a certificate to say you've completed it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

a bit of an effort for the best views in Edinburgh. the last section is very tight. Well worth it though

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

My 9 yr old son really wanted to go up the Scott Monument, but was unable to go up on his own. I paid £4 which I thought was ok, and he was allowed to go up for free. The spiral staircase was steep and narrow but there were several stopping places to stand, admire the veiws and recapture your... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Lots of steps but rests every so often. Staircase very narrow in places. Views are good all round, including Forth bridge and you get a certificate of achievement!

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Chanhassen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This monument is tall and very delicate looking in its lacy details. It's blackened over the years but that only adds to the beauty of it in my estimation. You can pay a small fee and climb to the top.It's directly kitty-corner from the Old Waverley Hotel and I loved looking at if from our room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Probably the best view and value for money! Myself and my Girlfriend had wanted to do this for ages although we didn't choose the best day. It was so windy but we both still loved every minute of it, highly recommend doing it on a clear and calm day. The winding stair cases up were so much fun! I felt... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Fantastic views from the top with a panoramic view of Edinburgh. You need to be healthy and have a lean stature to make it to the top.

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Wark, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

£4 to go up there are 287 steps but you don't do them all in one go you stop at different levels on the way up and walk round, going up to the top level it gets narrow as I am not a small person it was getting tight had a joke with the man when I came down that... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Amazing looking Neo Gothic Monument well worth a visit whilst in Edinburgh We did not go up the steps as was cold wet and dreery day but you can if you can do the couple of hundred steps plus! But even from the ground it is an amazing piece of Architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I come from Edinburgh but hadn't been up here since I was a wee boy. it's fantastic, the views are great and all the time you have to remind yourself it was built in 1844, incredible. I am amazed at some of the negative reviews...1844 remember, that's over 150 years ago, before the iPhone. There's no lift, there's no traffic... More 

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