The Scott Monument

Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 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

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 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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  • 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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  • 95% of people who visit Edinburgh include The Scott Monument in their plan

  • 48.58% 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

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50.94% of people prefer walking in order to reach The Scott Monument

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

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The Scott Monument, Edinburgh Reviews

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  • 1 of those Monuments you have to see to believe. Larger than life. A great nearby stop if your visiting the train station.

  • The monument is very best at it's appearance and an very important landmark. You get a chance to go to the peak of the monument with some entrance fee. It is like around 8 pounds I guess.

  • A great (and not expensive) way to see Edinburgh city centre. The climb to the top is broken up by the different levels, giving you a chance to catch your breath! On the firdt level there is a small information room to tell you more about Sir Walter Scott and the building. There are viewing platforms on every level which you can walk around to see all of the surrounding views and other main attractions like Edinburgh Castle, the Mound, Calton Hill and princes street. Would definitely recommend as a way to get your bearings of the city. When you leave you get given a certificate commending you for climbing the full 287 steps to the top

  • Such a wonderful place which is not expensive way to see Edinburgh city centre from the top. To climb to the top you can broken it up by the different levels that you’ll go to , giving you a chance to catch your breath and rest. going to the topthere is a small information room in every level to tell you more about and the buildingSir Walter Scott. Would definitely recommend and when you leave you get given a certificate commending you for climbing the full 287 steps. In your way up you will find a viewing platforms which located in every level gives you the ability to walk around to see the surrounding views and other main attractions like princes street, the Mound, Calton Hill and the top one Edinburgh Castle.

  • The Scott Monument is a Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. It is the second largest monument to a writer in the world after the Jose Marti monument in Havana. It stands in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh, opposite the Jenners department store on Princes Street and near to Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station, which is named after Scott's Waverley novels.

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