Catherine Sinclair Monument

Catherine Sinclair Monument, Edinburgh: Address, Catherine Sinclair Monument Reviews: 3.5/5

Catherine Sinclair Monument

Catherine Sinclair Monument
3.5
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The area
Neighborhood: New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.

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Malgorzata
10,525 contributions
Impressive monument
Mar 2019
Catherine Sinclair Monument. This beautiful monument is situated on the southeast corner of St Colme Street in Edinburgh's New Town , close to her childhood home. Catherine Sinclair was born in the 1800 and was a Scottish novelist and a writer of children's literature. The monument was built in recognition of her many philanthropic work such as funding the first drinking fountain in Edinburgh . Design of the monument was based broadly on the Scott Monument to which Catherine was a major contributor. A monument, in the style of an Eleanor cross and designed by David Bryce. The inscription reads, "She was a friend of all children and through her book 'Holiday House' speaks to them still." Really worth seeing when you nearby.
Written January 31, 2020
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MNSB
Mumbai, India1,770 contributions
Beautiful old cathedral
Jun 2019 • Family
Out side view is good we did not enter but look at the hight
Can be seen from all over Edinburgh
Amazing how was it made hundreds of years ago
Written June 14, 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Smaller version Scott Monument
Mar 2019 • Solo
This monument stands in tribute to Catherine Sinclair, who lived in the 1800s and was a Scottish novelist and a writer of children's literature. She left a legacy of over 20 children's books and well as being credited with discovering that Sir Walter Scott was author of the then anonymously written Waverley Novels.

The monument is in the style of an Eleanor cross, the soaring lines of Gothic architecture and also looks like mini version of the Scott monument just a few streets away. Also this one is far far easier to miss as it's located close to her childhood home in Charlotte Street. On the monument an inscription reads, "She was a friend of all children and through her book 'Holiday House' speaks to them still."
Written March 22, 2019
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Pittsburgh, PA36,349 contributions
Beautiful
Sep 2018 • Couples
Edinburgh is a city of Monuments and statues everywhere. This was one of my favorite monuments along with Greyfriars Bobby statue. 5 stars
Written October 9, 2018
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