In Edinburgh: Scott Monument

The Scott Monument is a key piece along Princes Street. The monument is dedicated to Sir Walter Scott a writer in the 1700s. After his death in 1832 a commission was held to design his memorial monument. It is the largest monument to a writer in the world and went way over budget but it is an amazing building that is definitely worth a visit. phoebegill170102284It’s blackened exterior from smoke damage is an eye catching feature but it’s height really gives it power and as this was my third trip to the city I had to go up. There are 287 spiral steps like with so many towers, it is a tight squeeze and it gets narrower as you get to the top.phoebegill161231055With the entrance in Princes Street gardens, admission for me was £5. I would recommend you say if you are coming up or down and listening out for other people because there is a lot of visitors. The views on the three platforms are panoramic and beautiful. All of the main attractions can be seen from each level so it’s the prefect place to take in the city. phoebegill161231157I love a good tower and this is one of my favourites. If you don’t have a crippling fear of heights I recommend!

Happy Travels!

 


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  1. When I was child Ivanohe was one of my favourite book. But I think this monument is greater than all my love for Sir Scott : )

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