The Scott Monument

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Arriving in Edinburgh, you can’t fail to spot the tall black spire that towers above Princes Street next to Waverley Station. Standing over 200ft tall, the Scott Monument is named after Sir Walter Scott and is the tallest monument in the world dedicated to a writer. Visitors can ascend the 288 steps to the top of the monument to enjoy stunning views over Princes Street and the Old Town. Victorian Gothic in design, the monument also contains a Museum Room highlighting the history of the monument and Sir Walter Scott. Be aware, the steps are narrow and spiral so may not be suitable for everyone. For those who do reach the top, it's well worth the effort! (Photo Credit: Adam Wilson,
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  • Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ, UK
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    Standard 8.00 GBP
    Students 6.00 GBP
    Kids 6.00 GBP Under 16
    Seniors 6.00 GBP
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