Scott Monument

Type: Great Views, Sightseeing

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Sightseeing: The Scott Monument, dedicated to the prolific bestselling author Sir Walter Scott, is one of Edinburgh's most famous structures. It is also the largest monument dedicated to a writer anywhere in the...  Read More
Historic Sites: One of Edinburgh's most renowned monuments is this Victorian Gothic structure completed in 1844. It honors the world famous writer Sir Walter Scott. This structure consists of a spire that is over two...  Read More

Map / Directions Hours:

  • Apr: -; Sep  Mon-Sat; 9am-6pm
  • Sun: 10am-6pm Oct; -; Mar  Mon-Sat; 9am-3pm
  • Sun: 10am-3pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • £3

  • Sightseeing: "If you do manage to climb to the top don't forget to ask for a certificate recognizing your achievement."
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: The Scott monument is an impressive Victorian Gothic tower which is one of Edinburgh's most instantly recognizable landmarks.

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