Royal Scots Greys Monument

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Neighborhood: Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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malc1005
Kettering, UK3,854 contributions
Lovely monument
May 2021 • Couples
A lovely monument in the gardens, that stands out. Well worth a look, if your in the area. Recommended.
Written May 8, 2021
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Malgorzata
10,542 contributions
It is impossible to miss
Oct 2019
The imposing bronze equestrian statue dedicated to the "Royal Scots Gray", the famous cavalry regiment, already known during the Napoleonic Wars, was erected in 1906; is located on Princes Street. This monument was erected to commemorate the fallen of the Regiment during the Boer War. Later, a plaque was added to commemorate the legions killed in two world wars. Lovely monument next to a lovely park.
Written August 30, 2020
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johnhp702
Derby, UK15,570 contributions
In memory
Jul 2020
Anything to do with the military attracts my attention and this statue certainly does that so take time to read the inscription and admire.
Written July 25, 2020
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Gaurav C
New Delhi, India3,089 contributions
Bravery
Mar 2019
The Equestrian statue is just on the Princes street reminiscent of the Brave Royal Scots Grey a British Cavalry Regiment who fell in the Boer War..Quite an impressive bronze statue..It has an impressive backdrop of the Edinburgh castle
Written February 8, 2020
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IAN D
Wigan, UK18,682 contributions
Boer war
Jan 2020 • Solo
This monument is one of many on the side of Princess Street Gardens. It remembers the Scots dragoon guards in the boer war.
Written January 27, 2020
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Steve T
Preston, UK19,926 contributions
Another fantastically .....
Aug 2019
....... impressive statuesque memorial to those locals who fell in the 1899-1902 Boer War and served in the Royals Scots Greys.

An immensely impressive and sizeable memorial entirely in keeping with what such a sacrifice requires - we have it all too easy nowadays and so we should never forget past generations who did not.

One of the real beauties of Edinburgh is to discover and understand the stories behind the memorials whether they be dedicated to individuals or events - utterly fascinating.
Written August 27, 2019
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itchyfeet2014
Glasgow, UK2,081 contributions
Stunning statue under the shadow of Edinburgh castle
Apr 2019 • Solo
It is easy to walk past this fine statue, standing as a tribute to The Scots Grey Cavalry losses from the first and second World wars. The Statue is on a very high stone plinth, and as the soldier has a bearskin hat and sits astride a fine horse, it all towers high above the pedestrians of Princess Street. However, stand back and take a moment to look. The backdrop of Edinburgh castle is particularly stunning. A beautiful piece of work and a lovely memorial.
Written April 9, 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Royal Scots Greys
Mar 2019 • Solo
The sculpture stands in tribute to the The Royal Scots Greys, a former a cavalry regiment of the British Army. Amongst it's many battle honours, the regiment fought in the Napoleonic Wars, Crimean Wars and both of the World Wars.

This bronze statues is an equestrian statue and depicts a Royal Scots Dragoon Guard in uniform with bearskin hat, sword and rifle. The statue sits a top a plinth on which is inscribed the names of the regimental fallen in two World Wars.
Written March 23, 2019
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David M
Tampa, FL4,332 contributions
Equestrian statie
Nov 2018 • Solo
The Royal Scots Greys are a famous cavalry regiment that fought from Napoleonic times through WWII. This statue was erected in 1906.
Written November 13, 2018
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Doreen J
Cambridge, Canada138 contributions
cute
Sep 2018 • Couples
had to see it. the story is one that warms the heart, We had trouble finding it but we have no sense of direction anyway.
Written September 30, 2018
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