Scott Monument

Scott Monument information

Edinburgh , United Kingdom
Address
Street East Princes Street Gardens
Getting there
bus all Princes St buses
More information
www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk
Prices
admission £4
Opening hours
10am-7pm Apr-Sep, 10am-4pm Oct-Mar
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Lonely Planet review

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.