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Scott Monument

Princes Street | Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ, Scotland
+44 131 529 4068
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A 200-foot spire dedicated to Sir Walter Scott, the famous Scottish poet.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“princes street” (155 reviews)
“tight squeeze” (51 reviews)
“worth the climb” (112 reviews)
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Princes Street | Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
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"princes street"
in 155 reviews
"tight squeeze"
in 51 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 112 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 35 reviews
"spiral stairs"
in 26 reviews
"coming down"
in 32 reviews
"catch your breath"
in 21 reviews
"different levels"
in 40 reviews
"small museum"
in 20 reviews
"christmas market"
in 22 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 28 reviews
"great views of edinburgh"
in 22 reviews
"views are amazing"
in 19 reviews
"entry fee"
in 18 reviews
"calton hill"
in 32 reviews
"sunny day"
in 20 reviews
"arthur's seat"
in 35 reviews
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Reviewed today

Obviously view-able from so many places and amazing for Gothic style pictures. The detail is outrageous in its depth and design, architecturally it is spectacular.

Thank Steppin-owt
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A tight squeeze and a fair few stairs but well worth it in the end ! Great views of the castle from a height

Thank Jack A
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Didn't have the energy to attempt the climb to the top. Only looked at it from ground level. An impressive structure.

Thank ZinamonKveen
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This monument towers over Princes Street in Edinburgh .... If you feel energetic, you can walk to the top for a fee. I think it was £8 for an adult, or just sit in the gardens below and enjoy this amazing monument.

Thank NeensAnn
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Impressive monument with views from many places around the city - at middle distance it resembles a tower on a Hindu temple, further away it looks like an ornate church spire. Up close it is surprisingly large, with stairs up inside to the top. The...More

Thank Herbie-Green
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Central location in Princes Street Gardens, next to Waverley Station and dedicated to author Sir William Scott. 200ft/over 60 metres tall and if you have good shoes and you are in decent shape, then go ahead and climb 288 steps to the top....because views from...More

Thank Halkidis
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right in the middle of Prince Street you got to climb 280 steps to have an amazing birds eye view of the city if Edinburgh It’s a lot of steps, but you will stop by on the three levels so you have some time to...More

Thank afagundes
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided to visit as I had a view of it from the Royal Mile. Spent the money to climb all the way up. Loved the exercise and the views. Can't say I've read any of his works but his name is known to me.

Thank runandbike
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Scott Monument is a Victorian Gothic monument to Sir Walter Scott located in the New Town section of Edinburgh. This monument is over 200 feet tall and has a series of viewing platforms on the way to the top via a very narrow staircase....More

Thank LUCKY J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You cant miss this Gothic masterpiece as it sits boldly on the edge of the park. I have many photos of it and indeed walked around it but have never ventured up. Still worth a visit whilst you are in Edinburgh.

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meghan988
April 16, 2018|
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Response from elinb18 | Reviewed this property |
Depends how long it take you to climb up and down the stairs but there is spectacular views from the top if you go on and good day and may wish to take pictures
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Kiki T
November 18, 2017|
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Response from ThisIsMyOpinion2 | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for getting back to me. Apologies for delay. I have asked people in my group and have thought about it too, but unfortunately it doesn't ring any bells sorry. Hope you find it
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Lorraine S
October 24, 2017|
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Response from frank1e | Reviewed this property |
hi entrance is £5 see info below. There are 287 steps to the top of the Scott Monument, from where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside. Find out about Sir Walter Scott and the... More
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