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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.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“worth the climb” (101 reviews)
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Princes Street | Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
+44 131 529 4068
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Reviewed yesterday

The pictures you find don't show you exactly how tight the stairs are. It makes it an adventure passing people coming the other direction on the stairs, but when you reach the top it is all worth it. one of my favorite stops in Edinburgh....More

Thank Chance W
Reviewed 2 days ago

and if you are in good shape yo have to going up for a wnaderfull view of edimburg city but be prepared for a little stairs

Thank Mario880
Reviewed 2 days ago

At first £5 seems like a lot of money to climb a spiral staircase to reach the various levels of the monument but for me it was worth every penny. I went with my 14 year Son and this where the magic happened because there...More

Thank Treborstreet
Reviewed 3 days ago

The scott monument itself is fascinating and worth a visit if the number of people going in there was controlled. It was very busy and the nature of the climb up and down the 300 plus spiral steps in sections meant people blocking each other...More

Thank les559
Reviewed 4 days ago

Climbing up the Scott monument through the ever narrowing stairs and up the 280 odd steps before you take in the incredible view of the city is an experience not to be missed (unless you suffer from claustrophobia because those steps do get pretty narrow!)

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Sir Walter Scott monument is a must. An homage to one of Scotland's premiere novelist, playwright, and poet. As a bonus you can climb to the top for superb view of the city.

Thank Eduardo G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a neat short visit. You climb up a spiral staircase to 4 different levels which provide great views of the city. The last stairwell is very narrow and other ones are difficult to maneuver if one person is going up while another is...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 6 days ago

As we walk down Princes Street we see the Gothic Rocket, better known as the Scott Monument. It is a Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. It is the largest monument to any writer in the world. It stands in Princes Street...More

Thank R K
Reviewed 6 days ago

I took a grandson up the monument last week during the carnival. It was busy at the Monument but not really as busy as you would expect on such a busy day with the Carnival bands playing in the gardens. i also noted that several...More

Thank scotfre
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect monument situated in East Princes Street Gardens (these gardens - park - is beautiful. Lots of students and local people comming there relaxing, to a picnic, reading...) This monument is on Princes street, very close to Waverley station and many shops. Every summer is...More

Thank Lukáš Š
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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9 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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5 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.