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David Hume statue

Edinburgh has statues everywhere. The David Hume is on the Royal Mile and cannot be missed if... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joyce P
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I was pleasantly surprised to see this statue here. David Hume is a towering figure of the... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Edinburgh has statues everywhere. The David Hume is on the Royal Mile and cannot be missed if walking by.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bronze statue of celebrated and revered Scottish philosopher. Found mid-way down Royal Mile. Worth a walk-by and short peek.

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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised to see this statue here. David Hume is a towering figure of the Enlightenment and it is good to see him recognized in this work of statuary. I think it is a little odd the way people rub his toe out...More

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Reviewed January 5, 2018

Situated in front of the old Sheriff court ,now the High Court Building this statue was funded by an International appeal and commissioned in 1995. The Sculptor was Sandy Stoddart . Cast in bronze the figure draws tourist who rub his big toe. Hume 1711-1776...More

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Reviewed October 28, 2017

Statue of David Hume by Alexander Stoddart on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh is done in a Greco-Roman style worthy of a rational thinker and philosopher. The tourists like to rub his toe for good luck, Ironic really.

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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

This 9 foot bronze statue of David Hume is on High Street, close to St. Giles Cathedral, across the street on the Royal Mile. Erected in 1997 to honor the native son and famous philosopher David Hume. Ironic that the staunch advocate of rationality, has...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

This statue of the 18th century philosopher stands in a very prominent position on the Royal Mile. Whilst there is nothing wrong with the sculptors work, it is one of those monuments that has succumbed to the "Rub Here For Good Luck" fashion. Hence he...More

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Reviewed July 18, 2017

We passed by the statue of David Hume while walking along the Royal Mile. Like many other tourist we stopped for a moment to touch his shiny toe to gain some good fortune.

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Reviewed July 14, 2017

Overseeing busy High Street, the eminent philosopher and Enlightenment thinker would no doubt have fascinating observations and comments on modern day city life. It was interesting to learn that because of his beliefs Hume never held an academic post. In fact there was a significant...More

Thank permia
Reviewed July 3, 2017

Located on high street pretty far up on the Royal Mile, this statue is of the great philosopher David Hume. The toes on his right foot have been polished to a shiny brass color by scores of philosophy students who rubbed them, in the hope...More

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