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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 207 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Scott monument Is a beautiful attraction right in the heart of Edinburgh city. The views from the top are breathtakingly wonderful and it feels like you're in a different world. I went with my girlfriend and I think it is a really romantic place, now granted the weather was particularly good on the day that we went with not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

What a stunning monument – the architecture of it is amazing. £4 gets you in to climb the 278 steps to the top. There are viewpoints on the way up, so you can break the journey, rest your legs and get your breath back…lol. Anyway, the higher you get…the better the view. It is, without a doubt, worth a visit... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I was with a group of 15+ who climbed this monument. I think the number of people on the monument at one time needs to be restricted as especially at the top tier it was gridlocked to the point of claustrophobia which spoilt viewing! Other than that the first floor museum with talking guides was well received and there is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Although I enjoyed it, be ready to go up all those steps. While some castles have multiple levels where you can stop and rest, this one has only one. And if there is a big crowd trying to go up while you are trying to come down, a traffic jam occurs and you will be stuck at the very top... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It might not look that high but really it is when you get to the top. Very narrow also at the top but adds to the fun. Kids are free so only had to pay £4 for the adults. Worth doing on a nice day if you are ok with heights.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Visited for the first time on july.. weather was so good. Very nice and huge monument i have ever seen. Was a reasonable price, not too much expensive for entrance. You will see all the beautiful views of edinburg city. Must visit if you are going to visit edinburg.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

4£ for the climb to the top, well worth the quid. Firstly it's pretty good fun walking up the tiny staircases in the monument, then once you reach a platform you have such a great view. Climb a little higher and you get an even better view. Also the small museum they have on the first floor is pretty good!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

The climb up the stairs was well worth it the view from the platforms are beautiful and it only cost 4 pounds! Definitely recommend people add this to the agenda

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It was a steep, narrow climb to the top. The views were stunning and well worth the effort. The entry fee is very reasonable at £4. A very good visit and highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Easy to do this monument in under hour. Great views from all levels, especially the top. Be warned, the spiral stairs (287 in all) to the top get progressively more narrow toward the top allowing single person passage only. Would advise doing this only if not crowded as it would definitely decrease your experience fighting to get up and down... More

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