The Scott Monument

Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ, United Kingdom
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  • 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

The Scott Monument - Review

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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The Scott Monument Information

  • 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.

The Scott Monument Hours

  • Closed On occasion.

How To reach The Scott Monument by Public Transport

  • Princes St

Restaurants Near The Scott Monument

  • Costa
  • McDonald's
  • Harry Ramsden's

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TripHobo Highlights for The Scott Monument

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting The Scott Monument

  • 79.74% 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.

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The Scott Monument, Edinburgh Reviews

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  • 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.

  • The Scott Monument is named for the Scottish 19th century author Sir Walter Scott is a large monument dominating Princes Street in Edinburgh. In my youth we climbed up here until the first level but the stone eyes freaked us out a little. The author at his height was arguably the most popular in the world, he wrote quite a few powerful stories mostly set in Scotland , my favourites being Rob Roy and Ivanhoe. A must read for those interested in the history of literature or just those interested in a good read.

  • 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.

  • Nice little Museum with a great view on the top. Tall people like should mind their head because the stairs will be at the top very narrow. Best you'll go on quiet time and take no big bag with you and be in good Fitness otherwise the 287 steps will be a pain for you.

  • Beautiful architecture and peaceful spot to stop and take a breath. One of the top attractions in Edinburgh, Scotland. There are lots of eateries around the monument, enjoy the sight.

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