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Scott Monument

Address: Princes Street Gardens | Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ, Scotland (Old Town)
Phone Number: 44-131-529-4068
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Ranked #22 of 195 Attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A 200-foot spire dedicated to Sir Walter Scott, the famous Scottish...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A 200-foot spire dedicated to Sir Walter Scott, the famous Scottish poet.
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Killeen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The fact that it is on one of the busiest streets in Edinburgh makes it an easy place to find. I saw many folks having lunch and sitting in the grass reading by the monument. Very nice place indeed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I wouldn't usually pay for a view, even if it was just £4, but the views were staggering. Scott Monument is right in the middle of the City and it's really good getting off the roads where your overshadowed by tall building and up about the buildings. The main reason I visited Scott Monument was for the experience of walking... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We went in Jan on a cold and bright day. Very quiet so no congestion. Very informative gents at the bottom telling us about the history. Not lit up at night? Can't recall the number of steps, but the higher you got, the narrower the stair case became. As it was a clear day, we could see all the way... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Situated in the Princes Garden facing the Princes Street is this beautiful landmark...a 200 metres Spire.Its very Artistically architectured and worth seeing.But it was overshadowed by Ferries Wheel and Christmas Market.Has a nominal fee for climbing up but we did not climb and just enjoyed its look.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Nice monument on princes street and next to the princes garden. But a pity view blocked by a giant ferries wheel during christmas market..

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Dayton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The monument stands on the side of Princes Street in front of the Gardens. The climb may take a while with people traveling up and down and the stairway gets very narrow closer to the top. The view is worth the climb. Next to nothing price. A beautiful monument in the heart of Edinburgh.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you are in Edinburgh it is pretty hard to miss this tower as it stands out along the main street and is well worth a glance or two.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It is what it is. A monument. Really nice piece of architecture. Have visitied it 3 times and enjoyed every visit. The stairs can be awkward as they are quite dark especially if you happen to meet someone coming in the other direction and as you get higher the space becomes much tighter and more cramped. The view from the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A beautiful piece of architecture, but is there really a need to climb it? The sights from Aurthers Seat are where it is at, certainly not at the top of this beautiful monument. Look at it, enjoy the view then go for a coffee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Found out we could climb this on our last trip so thought we would give it a go. It was really interesting on the first level (of 4) with the history and the guide provided. The view however was probably more of the reason for going. I will say it is very chilly towards the top as you catch all... More 

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