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Scott Monument

Princes Street | Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ, Scotland
+44 131 510 7555
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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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“tight squeeze” (46 reviews)
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“worth the climb” (105 reviews)
Princes Street | Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
+44 131 510 7555
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Reviewed yesterday

Because the city hired a firm to power wash it a few years ago...and they did such a bad job that they damaged the surface of the monument! Oh well...still lookin' good!

Thank Tracy_ANTCC
Reviewed 2 days ago

For years I had wanted to climb the Scott monument ..It was well worth the wait .. I didn't bother counting the steps because they went on for ever with the passage ways getting narrower at each landing .. Once at the top it is...More

Thank Howard K
Reviewed 2 days ago

An amazing monument to a famous writer It dominates the Edinburgh Princes Street skyline.It could do with a clean to show it in all its glory.

Thank Romantic_11
Reviewed 2 days ago

Situated next to Waverley station the Scott Monument is in Princes Street Gardens. It's quite an impressive site. If you're feeling spritely you can climb it but you need to be a bit slim.

Thank therichastill
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've lived in Edinburgh my whole life and never been, only now I'm visiting Edinburgh as a tourist and knew this was top of my list. Travelling in October I waited out for a good day and for late October we were so lucky. It's...More

Thank Vicky L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Quite the statue for a writer , but wow this is quite the piece of art ! You see this place from around the town , you can enter for a small fee climb + 200 stairs ( small stairs ) to the top !...More

Thank MarPelletier
Reviewed 4 days ago

This monument is a really impressive land mark that you cannot fail to see when in Edinburgh city centre. We took the time to go back and look closely at in the daylight and read the plaques nearby. Looks lovely at night as well

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Scott Monument was one of the first things we noticed walking through the city at night. It was eerie and gothic looking. So first thing in the morning we set out to find it. Wow stunning architecture. So cool to see it up close. We...More

Thank JessiAnn85
Reviewed 6 days ago

Take your time climbing up the steps and savour the views as you slowly go higher and higher. Well worth the few pound!

Thank ainemcardle2
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't miss it if you take in Princess street or the gardens - take the time to read the two plaques - he was indeed an impressive character in the history of scotland.

Thank BlairD21
Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street
is only half one, since buildings only line one side.
But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views
are from Princes Street as a result. From here you
look onto expansive and decorative public gardens
beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s
Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old
town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look
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8 January 2017|
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Response from AnthonypJ1105GU | Reviewed this property |
At the little door at the base of the monument facing the castle
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4 December 2016|
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Response from Scotttommo | Reviewed this property |
I'd say about half hour if you want to take pics and enjoy the view. Can be done faster but it's better to take your time and enjoy the view
8 September 2016|
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Response from Chris P | Reviewed this property |
Yes its a but of a trek up the spiral staircase but the views are great.