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Scott Monument, Edinburgh

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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A dark Gothic spire that towers above the Princes Street Gardens, Scott Monument pays homage to the author Sir Walter Scott. The dark color is not an intended effect, but comes from smoke stains--cleaning the spire would damage the stonework beneath the stains. Pay a fee to climb 287 steps to a viewing platform. The highest platform provides panoramic views over Edinburgh and acts as a counterpoint to Arthur's Seat. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Edinburgh holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Scott Monument and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This is an emblematic landmark on Princess Street, next to Princess Gardens and across the road from Waverley train station. I hate heights but love photos so forced myself to part close my this Monum...  read more »
  • It is very nice. What happens is that they told us that the volcanic stone monuments are made black and seem to sucuios
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  • Monument to the great Scottish writer Walter Scott monument is located on the main shopping street in Edinburgh. The writer himself is depicted sitting in a Chair. And above it rises the vysočennaâ tower that comes straight from the sky. It was built in neo-Gothic style.
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  • Climbing the Scott monument is an experience in itself and I would not recommend it for anyone claustrophobic. You climb up these narrow staircases squeezing past people coming back down. It however is well worth it for the view once at the top you get a great view of the city and for £4 it is definitely worth it.
  • Beautiful Mordor-like monument, which you can climb inside, and enjoy the sight of Edimburgh from a great spot!
  • Climbed to the top this morning. Absolutely awesome views on a clear day. A must see/do while in Edinburgh. As mentioned, a little claustrophobic near the top. Worth the tired knees 😊
  • Have been meaning to do this for some time and have now done it ! Well worth the effort as the view is excellent on a good day! Slight problem trying to pass others as the upper stairs levels are quite narrow,but it can be done.
  • It's impossible to not notice it.. Splendid Gothic architecture!
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