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Scott Monument

Princes Street | Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ, Scotland
+44 131 529 4068
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A 200-foot spire dedicated to Sir Walter Scott, the famous Scottish poet.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“princes street” (155 reviews)
“tight squeeze” (51 reviews)
“worth the climb” (112 reviews)
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Princes Street | Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
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"princes street"
in 155 reviews
"tight squeeze"
in 51 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 112 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 34 reviews
"spiral stairs"
in 25 reviews
"coming down"
in 32 reviews
"catch your breath"
in 21 reviews
"different levels"
in 39 reviews
"small museum"
in 20 reviews
"christmas market"
in 22 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 28 reviews
"great views of edinburgh"
in 22 reviews
"views are amazing"
in 19 reviews
"entry fee"
in 18 reviews
"calton hill"
in 31 reviews
"sunny day"
in 20 reviews
"arthur's seat"
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Reviewed yesterday

Scott monument is an interesting area to visit and relax as one wanders around the Royal Mile. We did not climb the monument but the external view is great in memory of a great writer.

Thank kdeonarine2009
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Reviewed yesterday

Another of the must-see attractions while in Edinburgh. Take a stroll through the park and enjoy a break on of the many benches surrounding the monument. Pay the small fee to enter the tower and climb the very narrow and uneven steps to the top...More

Thank Marianne B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is an imposing site and even if you don't climb it you have the train station mall next to it, the National Archives nearby, a lot of good shopping. Great views around it, nice places to sit and relax. You can see part of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

well worth a look if your passing -- which most people do as its on the main through fare -- a little piece of Scotland history and architecture

Thank Derek063
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stroll through the garden and you reach this great tower/ monument. Well preserved. Great for a pic!

Thank MrECustomer
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting architecture in this aging structure, which reveals much detail when you get close to it. An unmistakeable of the city. You can climb the narrow stairway to the top if you are so "inclined", and I've read the views at the top are stunning....More

Thank thaward
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The climb up the tower is good exercise, and the view is gorgeous, but there are several things to be wary of. The first thing is that the stairway is very narrow, and continues to narrow all the way to the top. Seriously, it felt...More

Thank Amanda A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view is great & it's well worth the admission. It is high, but these historic sites need upkeep and I don't mind contributing to that. It's very tight as you near the top, so if you're not in good shape I wouldn't attempt it....More

Thank mildredp19452017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having walk past this monument a number of times we decided to venture in. A small admission ticket to help maintain and restore it is a great idea. There are I think four access levels which all give great vantage points over the city and...More

Thank kurt J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't taken notice of this while researching our trip, but once there, seeing it on the skyline intrigued us, and we found our way to it. It's a monument to the poet Sir Walter Scott, and it is stunning to see. We didn't do...More

Thank centralvic
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meghan988
16 April 2018|
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Response from elinb18 | Reviewed this property |
Depends how long it take you to climb up and down the stairs but there is spectacular views from the top if you go on and good day and may wish to take pictures
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Kiki T
19 November 2017|
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Response from ThisIsMyOpinion2 | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for getting back to me. Apologies for delay. I have asked people in my group and have thought about it too, but unfortunately it doesn't ring any bells sorry. Hope you find it
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Lorraine S
24 October 2017|
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Response from frank1e | Reviewed this property |
hi entrance is £5 see info below. There are 287 steps to the top of the Scott Monument, from where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside. Find out about Sir Walter Scott and the... More
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