Monuments/ Statues in Edinburgh

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Monuments & Statues in Edinburgh

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  • Ramadama
    New Providence, NJ2,126 contributions
    We were walking around town and came across the Scott Memorial. Very nice memorial in a very bustling part of town by the train station.
    Written May 6, 2022
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  • richardthegr8
    Monmouth, UK86 contributions
    A lovely historic pub. Staff were very friendly and the food was of a very good standard. We had the Tapas (5 bowl) between four of us. It was excellent, especially the chorizo. I would definitely recommend booking as it gets very busy. Definately worth a visit.
    Written December 13, 2021
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  • malc1005
    Kettering, UK3,934 contributions
    A nice monument to Nelson, on top of the hill, bit of a climb, but well worth it. Highly Recommended.
    Written May 8, 2021
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  • Mateusz S
    27 contributions
    A very nice and kind gesture from the Edinburgh authorities towards Polish soldiers. A very nicely made and positioned monument reminiscent of the bravery of Polish soldiers and reminiscent of the Polish brave bear.
    Written October 12, 2021
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  • Malgorzata
    11,021 contributions
    A lot of tourists passes through the gates at Edinburgh Castle every day. As they arrive at the gate, only few stop to notice the statues situated on either side of the main entryway. These are statues of two Scottish freedom fighters, William Wallace and Robert Bruce, added in 1929. Sir William Wallace (the statue on the right), depicted in the movie Braveheart, was among the first Scottish leaders to revolt against King Edward I of England. After winning the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297, he was knighted and named a Guardian of the Kingdom of Scotland. He continued fighting against the English reign until his capture and brutal execution in 1305. Now he look upon all of tourists who enter Edinburgh’s famous attraction each year.
    Written February 1, 2020
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  • Sam3314
    Derby, UK1,695 contributions
    The national armed forces memorial for Scotland. It stands near the top of the castle, across from the royal palace. Separate panels for each service and each regiment. Each regiment chose its own way to be remembered. Very solemn and moving
    Written October 7, 2020
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  • TheShis
    Tel Aviv, Israel34,625 contributions
    This incomplete replica of the Parthenon of Athens is, by far, the most impressive monument on Calton hill.
    Despite the monument being fenced off, people still climb on it for some photo-ops, which is somewhat disrespectful.
    Written September 17, 2021
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  • IAN D
    Wigan, UK18,886 contributions
    As an avid Church visitor this is a most strikingly beautiful church inside. The decor is stunning with magnificent ceiling and beautiful stained glass windows. A very serene church.
    Written January 26, 2020
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  • Malgorzata
    11,021 contributions
    This statue is situated on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, outside the High Court on Lawnmarket. The statue of philosopher David Hume was completed in 1995 by sculptor Sandy Stoddart. A popular Edinburgh landmark, it shows Hume as an ancient Greek philosopher . If you linger a moment as you pass him you may notice passers-by rubbing the statue's foot. Touching toe of this 18th-century Scottish philosopher’s is supposed to get good fortune and something of Hume's own wisdom and insight. This statue catch an eye when you are on the Royal Mile.
    Written January 27, 2020
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  • DunelmArts
    Aberdeen, UK945 contributions
    The statue of Adam Smith, author of “The Wealth of Nations” written in 1776, looks well established in its spot on the Royal Mile, but in fact has only been in place in 2008. In July 2008 the Adam Smith Institute unveiled the 10 foot bronze statue created by sculpture Alexander Stoddart, showing Smith in his later years. Worth a look if you’re passing.
    Written February 10, 2020
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  • johnhouston2
    Knaresborough, UK4,284 contributions
    When you view this monument, take a bit of time to consider the longevity and sheer social history it represents. The original Mercat Cross dates back to the 14th century and was the true focal point of the town.

    This is where market traders sold their wares; where important civic and legal pronouncements were made; where some punishments were meted out; and where people simply met and congregated to gossip, flirt and court while kids played about their feet. And there’s been 600 years of this stuff going on right where you stand.

    Of course the design and decor says a lot about Scottish history and tradition, and can a nation have any better national animal than a Unicorn? Nope.
    Written November 19, 2020
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  • malc1005
    Kettering, UK3,934 contributions
    A nice monument on top of the hill, well worth a visit, to check out the views as well, if your in the area.
    Written May 8, 2021
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  • TheShis
    Tel Aviv, Israel34,625 contributions
    This is a fantastic statue of the Duke of Wellington on a horse, commemorating the victory against France in 1815.
    Written September 17, 2021
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  • weekak
    Edinburgh, UK976 contributions
    Dean cemetery is in a beautiful location near Dean village but is a bit of a hike uphill. This is a huge cemetery with lots of influential, important, interesting people like Elsie ingles, John Bellamy, Henry Cockburn, Agnes Henderson Brown, people involved with Queen Victoria, people involved with William Burke are all buried here and many more. It is worth doing a bit of research beforehand to find out exactly who is buried here and seeking them out. I wish there was a map or something as a guide, I visited at least 5 times, in search of specific memorials and still haven't found them all but there are beautiful interesting monuments but it's the ones that don't necessarily stand out that are worth seeking. There are no toilets that I could see in or around Dean cemetery so I was always on a mad dash to Princess street to find a loo, sometimes having to cut my visit short which was frustrating. But if your into historical graveyards, this is a must see.
    Written November 1, 2020
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  • Roger G
    Glasgow, UK2,425 contributions
    We reached the Burns Monument via the Jacob's Ladder route. It is easy to find thanks to its prominent site and position close to the old Edinburgh High School. The same architect designed the Burns Memorial at Alloway. Smoke pollution resulted in the marble statue of Burns having to be moved to the National Portrait Gallery as Edinburgh University refused to house it due to Burns not having a degree!!
    The building has great views and was restored not so long ago. Sadly the entrance was well and truly locked on our Sunday visit.
    Written November 15, 2021
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