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“Great views!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Scott Monument

Scott Monument
Princes Street Gardens | Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
44-131-529-4068
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Ranked #33 of 215 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Owner description: A 200-foot spire dedicated to Sir Walter Scott, the famous Scottish poet.
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“Great views!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

It's a fair old climb and be warned - it does get very narrow in places on the spiral staircases. If you meet someone in some bits then reversing is the only option. However, the view from the various levels is well worth it. Best done on a quiet day I think!

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“Great history, Great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We lucked out and had good weather. They were setting up the Christmas festival and no one thought the monument was open. 278 steps to the top and what a view!
The design allows you to see all the stone carving in detail which was interesting in comparison to other monuments.
We were the only two on the monument and I can understand other reviewers comments. If there had been anyone else there, the cramped landings and narrow stairs would have made it challenging.

Visited November 2012
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“Nice!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Really nice monument and worth to see! I love how everything in this city is made in the same style!

Visited July 2012
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“Lovely architecture...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

The view was ok at the top, but not as good as from the castle nor from Arthurs seat.

I think the attendant downstairs let far too many people in at once... The walk to the top would not be so bad (287 steps) if you didn't have to negotiate round people coming in the opposite direction... One guy slipped and knocked me down a few stairs so wasn't too impressed for the rest of the day.

Get practicing at limbo if you're over 5'9" because the top is an awfully tight squeeze!

Visited November 2012
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“impressive memorial”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

An amazing memorial, it was shut when we visited, but the work involved in building this must have been phonominal, was worth seeing even at ground level.

Visited October 2012
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