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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 #29 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a very unique monument in the city. It's pretty striking. If you pay the entrance fee, you can climb the very winding, claustrophobia inducing spiral staircase to the top (287 steps). Pray that other people aren't going down as you are going up because there is no room for more than one person. As you go higher, the... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great attraction and very reasonably priced. there is a narrow spiral staircase leading to each level, 4 in all. The higher up you go, the narrower the staircase becomes. I only went as far as level 3, I did start on level 4 but it felt a little claustrophobic for me so I head back down. I stayed on level... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a great way to get great views over Edinburgh,and for only £4.00 great value. 287 steps counting them keeps you going.completed in 1844 and only cost £16,1547s11d can you imagine what a building like this would cost today .the views are fantastic .well worth a visit .

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I've walked by the Scott Monument numerous times, but hadn't taken the time to go up in to the monument itself. For £4, you can climb the 287 steps (there is NO lift) to the top and get great views of Edinburgh. I visited on a sunny day and was not disappointed. There are four levels for you to stop... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Having visited Edinburgh many times and admired this monument from afar, it was time to pay our GBP4 and climb to the top. Wonderful views, great Scottish history - recommended for those who don't mind a climb and want wonderful views of beautiful Edinburgh.

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Brooklyn, New York
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12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

While the stairs become increasingly narrow, there are several platforms where one can step out and enjoy the views of Edinburgh. Even if you a person who is skittish of heights (like me), I recommend going up and at minimum going to the first or second platform. Though, I did force myself all the way and always felt safe and... More

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