The Scott Monument, Edinburgh

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The Scott Monument, Edinburgh - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ, United Kingdom

Phone: 44-1315294068

Ticket Price: 4 GBP

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

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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 Opening and Closing 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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  • Great Scott! This monumental memorial rivals that of Lincoln’s and Washington’s, quite fitting for the man who rediscovered the royal jewels of Scotland, wrote the stories that captured the ethos of the nation, and regained the glory of Scotland. 5£ to climb to the top. The stairs get pretty narrow.

  • Now, this is one heck of a building in multiple aspects. It is cheap to enter, only costing £5 to enter. The steps are steep with the Chambers getting narrower as you reach the high point but there are multiple levels for people to take a break and take in the views. The building is beautiful, dedicated to Sir Walter Scott. The building is distinct, being 61 metres high and of a different style than both New Town and Old Town. There is a room in the middle of the first floor about Walter Scott in the monument. It is easy to walk to, being at most 20-30 minutes away from the outskirts of the New Town and Old town. There is no wheelchair accessibility at all in the building.

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  • I found this building to be structurally fascinating. I'm still sad 3 days later that we did not get to go up in it since we got there too late. It's location is very central & it's very tall so I can only imagine the views must be great.

  • Great climb for views of the castle and city. Multiple levels offer areas to take a break from climbing steps. My 4 year old son loved it even though my wife was worried about the narrow and steep staircase the whole way up and down. The staircase to go up is the same to go down and some areas are only wide enough for one body, but on a busy day you may have to squeeze past somebody in those areas. Even with the lack of personal space in the staircase I rate this a 5 star because overall it was fun and the views were fantastic.

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  • Great way to centre yourself as you can see the peak for miles. Great pics of the monument and surroundings. You only need 5 minutes.

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