Royal Scottish Academy
The distinguished Greek Doric temple at the corner of The Mound and Princes St, its northern pediment crowned by a seated figure of...
This manufactured attraction combines gruesome tableaux of torture and degradation with live actors who perform scary little sketches...
One of the few pubs in Rose St that has retained its Edwardian splendour, the Abbotsford has long been a hang-out for writers, actors,...
Convenient city-centre supermarket.
East Princes Street Gardens · interesting places nearby
Scott Monument information
The eastern half of Princes Street Gardens is dominated by the massive Gothic spire of the Scott Monument, built by public subscription in memory of the novelist Sir Walter Scott after his death in 1832. The exterior is decorated with carvings of characters from his novels; inside you can see an exhibition on Scott's life, and climb the 287 steps to the top for a superb view of the city.