The Scott Monument

Currently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
  • Address: Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 44-1315294068
  • Ticket Price: 4 GBP
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Monument, Family And Kids

This Victorian-Goth monument to Sir Walter Scott is the larget of it’s kind in the world to be dedicated to an author. Sixty one metres high, intricate and drand, and intricately beautiful, the monument can be climbed for a beautiful panorama of Edinburgh. The stair way of 287 steps is quite narrow and twisty. You can wander around the monument looking for your favorite Scott characters among the statuary and masonry. 

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  • Get to the top a few minutes before 1:00 to see them fire the One O’Clock Gun at the Edinburgh Castle.
  • Bring a jacket as it’s very windy at the top.
  • There might be mildew on the monument, so climbing up could be grimy experience.
  • The staircase is so narrow tat it’s a very tight squeeze if you meet someone going the other way.
  • The Gothic style in which the monument has been erected is truly breathtaking in its beauty.

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  • The Scott Monument Address: Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ, United Kingdom
  • The Scott Monument Contact Number: 44-1315294068
  • The Scott Monument Timing: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • The Scott Monument Price: 4 GBP
  • Best time to visit The Scott Monument(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Scott Monument: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 79.81% of people who visit Edinburgh include The Scott Monument in their plan

  • 59.8% of people start their The Scott Monument visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see The Scott Monument

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

67.86% of people prefer walking in order to reach The Scott Monument

People normally club together National Museum Of Scotland and Edinburgh Castle while planning their visit to The Scott Monument.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Great views of the city and castle! Fun challenge for those like stairs and narrow door ways (only at the very top). Also interesting to learn more on Sir Walter Scott. History, sites and a amazing monument.

  • Good price to get an amazing view of the city. The structure itself is also an architectural wonder, with incredibly detailed carvings. If you aren't afraid of heights and some tight spaces, I highly recommend visiting.

  • Edinburgh has a lot of beautiful viewpoints such as Arthur’s Seat and Calton Hill, this place is relatively underrated therefore. However, given that Walter Scott is an iconic symbol in Scotland and the tower itself stands out as a landmark in the city, it is worth to visit the little museum and climb up the tower inside. Be cautious at the top point, which is particularly narrow and tiny. Gets very dizzy on the way down.

  • A must see - place in Edinburgh in every meaning of the word. You are most likely to see it pretty quickly after entering the city, given it's size and location. It wasn't really obvious, but YOU CAN CLIMB THE MONUMENT, which is pretty awesome und unexpected. It will cost you a bit, but the view is worth every penny in my opinion. NB. You must take into account that if you are 6"3 like me and bulky, it could be almost impossible to fit into the stairs leading the highest peak of the monument. In addition, the tickets to the lower levels are cheaper than the tickets that allow you to climb to highest possible observation point, where you possibly don't even fit into.

  • What an amazing experience to climb 287 stairs to the top of the Scott Monument. The view took my breath away, or maybe it was the fact I was over two hundred feet off the ground that made it a breathtaking experience. The narrow spiral staircase is not for the weak of heart, but it is an exhilarating experience, not to be missed.

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