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Scott Monument

Princes Street Gardens | Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ, Scotland (Bruntsfield)
44-131-529-4068
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Ranked #30 of 204 attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Monuments/ Statues
Description: A 200-foot spire dedicated to Sir Walter Scott, the famous Scottish poet.
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Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The monument is very prominent a sight and offered an excellent view over Edinburgh. The climb itself was unforgettable. At the top the doorway is so narrow I had to enter sideways. Also passing a group of three in the narrow staircase was interesting.. not for claustrophobic. Definitely worth the climb even when the weather was rainy. The water formed... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

With a 4 GBP entry fee this clocks in as an attraction that gives you a lot for very little. The climb itself is quite an experience - having to squeeze past other visitors in a narrow staircase, but the panoramic views of Edinburgh would soon put any tiredness out of you.

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

£4 gets you one of the best views in Edinburgh... You climb and climb up narrow winding staircases... There are four levels... Fabulous... But not for the faint hearted...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is a really fun way to get an excellent view of the city. That is if you're willing to climb up 287 stairs. Its only £4 per person and you receive a little certificate after you've climbed it. The only downside is that the stairs can get extremely narrow and it gets a bit squishy if people are passing... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We went up the stairs to get a great view the city really nice to do it, it's another tall building always on the list things to do

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Getting out of it! It was an exciting climb and we met people of many nationalities. Got some great photographs from the very top of it.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you are able to climb up the nearly 300 spiral stairs of the Scott Monument it is well worth the climb! The views of Edinburgh from the four different levels you can stop at are amazing, and you can clearly view the Old Town and New Town of Edinburgh from the top.

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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

There are 4 Levels in Scott Monument. The way up is a narrow spiral staircase, so it's not easy to climb for everyone. The stairs got smaller and narrower the further up you came, so we stopped at level 3. But the views got better and better the higher you got, and the views were amazing even if we weren't... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a unique monument in Edinburg dedicated to Sir Walter Scott.-One of the few Great Monuments in the world for Literary Figure. An imposing structure in the Skyline of Edinburg..You can have a panoramic View of Edinburg after climbing 287 steps through narrow winding stairs.Due to our age two of us could not venture this out . Other members... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

£4 each to get right to the top... worth it for the view , a very popular monument , a MUST for all visiting Edinburgh , whatever the weather is doing!

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