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The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour
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The World Famous Underground Ghost Tour

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At street level, Edinburgh is a peaceful and pretty city—but the subterranean tunnels below tell an entirely different story. On this ghostly walking tour, explore historic sites including Greyfriars Kirkyard and St. Giles’ Cathedral with your enthusiastic guide, and hear chilling tales of murder and revenge. Delve down into underground caverns normally closed to the public, and learn of Edinburgh’s grim and gruesome past.
$19.70 per adult
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johnhouston2 wrote a review Nov 2020
Knaresborough, United Kingdom3,892 contributions1,666 helpful votes
Although the monument is currently closed due to Covid restrictions, it is well worth a view from the outside. Constructed in 1840 this unique and attractive Victorian Gothic monument is an intrinsic part of Edinburgh’s fabulous skyline. At a height of 200 feet this monument is the second largest monument to a writer in the world (the largest is in Cuba) and is well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Steviefull wrote a review Oct 2020
Kidderminster, United Kingdom1,053 contributions230 helpful votes
Unfortunately when we visited the monument was closed due to covid restrictions, which is a shame as I'm sure the views would be most impressive. Saying that the monument certainly stand out from the outside with its gothic type design. Will certainly go inside should I find myself in Edinburgh in the future.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Malgorzata wrote a review Sep 2020
8,787 contributions868 helpful votes
A soaring and monumental building. Looks a bit like a gothic rocket. One of the largest monuments in the world, so it is not to be missed when visiting the city. The Scott Memorial Tower was built in 1844 and officially opened on August 15, 1846. It is in an area of Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens. This dark tower overlooking Princes Street is dedicated to the most famous Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott. The tower is adorned with 64 statues that depict various characters of his novel, but the most appreciated is the writer with his faithful dog Maida, located on the ground floor. Nice neo-gothic architecture, full of ornamental ornaments. A landmark in the Edinburgh skyline. Today, the monument is one of Edinburgh's top tourist attractions, allowing visitors to walk up a narrow staircase to a series of viewing platforms on the spire overlooking the city center and surrounding Edinburgh countryside. It is said that 287 steps are required to climb the highest viewing platform . It is possible to enter the monument, but you have to be before 5 pm. The tower offers a beautiful view of the city. Worth seeing.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Rob R wrote a review Aug 2020
Tredegar, United Kingdom1,026 contributions320 helpful votes
Beautiful piece of architecture on Princess Street. Unfortunately was closed on my visit due to COVID regulations. You cannot help but stop and marvel at its design and beauty.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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DJM1945 wrote a review Aug 2020
Montrose, United Kingdom1,667 contributions401 helpful votes
This Scott Monument is an amazing and iconic structure in amazing 200 ft plus Victorian gothic monumental spire is in Princes Street in the New Town which is dedicated to the famous poet and author Sir Walter Scott.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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