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“Tight squeeze” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Scott Monument

Scott Monument
Princes Street Gardens | Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ, Scotland (Princes Street and Gardens)
44-131-529-4068
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Ranked #36 of 289 things to do in Edinburgh
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Owner description: A 200-foot spire dedicated to Sir Walter Scott, the famous Scottish poet.
Edinburgh
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Tight squeeze”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Fabulous views of Edinburgh, a long climb and a bit tight on the top section, especially if you have the fuller figure. Structure itself is very interesting.

Visited December 2012
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“Beautiful monument”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

beautiful monument, dedicated to Sir Walter Scott, a Scottish poet, who wrote a lot about Scotland's history. Well worth the climbing as you get to have amazing views.

Visited March 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“More that 39 steps”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This is not for the unfit, the faint hearted or if you don't like small places. The view from the top on a clear day is amazing and well worth the trip up there. I went on a week day in the morning so got the best of the light and it was not so busy. It does get a bit tight at the top if their is a few people up there also. An amazing building that is well designed and shows a great mark of Scottish history.

Visited October 2012
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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“Great scot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

A great monument to a great scot his writings of the history of scotland warrents this tribute to him also worth a visit his house in the borders of scotland.

Visited January 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Better be fit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is a steep set of stairs, but there are resting points on each level. The stairs are quite narrow but after you get to the top wow. The views are lovely and the architecture itsefl of interest. It is such a shame that they are digging up what seems like to be rest of the city, but this attraction is lovely.

Visited October 2012
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