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“Amazing views”
Review of Scott Monument

Scott Monument
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Private Edinburgh Sightseeing and History Tour
Ranked #33 of 402 things to do in Edinburgh
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Owner description: A 200-foot spire dedicated to Sir Walter Scott, the famous Scottish poet.
Amble, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Amazing views”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Defiantly not recommended for the unfit but as tiring as it is when you reach the top the views are definitely worth it!

Visited February 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Dizzyingly fun!”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

100's of steps and narrow passageways, If thisn is your think the scott monument is something worth climbing, if not it looks just as impressive on the ground! It costs just a small fee of around £3 to climb the steps to the top! Round and round you go! Fantastic views and a great location just a minute walk from shopping central.

Visited November 2012
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Waimate, New Zealand
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“monument and adventure”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

dost look bad from the bottom but theres alot of steps and if you meet someone travelling in the oppersite direction it can be quite intimite,sense of acomplisment in navigating up and down

Visited October 2012
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Rye, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Nice views”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

We went up the Scott's Monument as it was just £3 to climb to the top of the Monument and would be worth it to see the views of Edinburgh and boy was that true as the views from the top where really good, although gave me a tadge of vertigo, but the views where worth it :D I didn't climb right to the top, but the middle section. The stairs where really windy and could make you dizzy if you walked up too fast.

Visited February 2013
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“Beatifulll monument”
Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

Such a beatiful gothic monument to see. Go at the sunset. Its a beatiful scene with the blue sky in the background. Too bad its winter and it was raining every now and then

Thank Túlio B
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