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There are 279 steps to the top and the fact that this huge Gothic prong looks like it can't have any internal stairs certainly has some baring on the size of those stairs, particularly as you get near the top - its absolutely tiny and those with a larger frame may have some difficulty in getting there. If you can... 更多
The guy standing at the foot of the monument was rude and wouldn't accept silver coins (20p 10p) because it was a hassle to go to the bank with... When I said to him it was stupid since money is money he told me I had a bad attitude and to pay in gold or leave... The view at the... 更多
This monument is quite awe inspiring in its sheer size. I never expected it to be as imposing as it is but that isn't a bad thing. It's astonishing how enormous it is and what a feat it must have been to build.
The tower stands proudly over 200 feet above the ground and resembles something out of the Lord of the Rings, made from a dark stone with sharp edges and a severe point. After a tough climb to the top in which the staircase becomes increasingly thin you are greeted with nice views around the area and the street below. Whilst... 更多
The monument is situated by the gardens in the new town area - it's impressive. For a fee of £4, you can walk to the top - about 287 steps! We left it to our husbands!
For gbp 4.00 you can go up the Scott Monument and get a great 360 view of the city. 287 steps might be daunting to some but you have 4 levels to take a breather and the Sir Walter Scott Museum on level 1 is nice. You also get a certificate that says you did it!
A tough climb and not one for the claustrophobics but the views are fantastic. The museum section is very informative. It is also good value for money.
It's a nice monument in a good area. We had thought that the monument was called the Scotts Monument, as in a monument to Scottish people. As it turns out it commemorates Sir Walter Scott. In fact, it is the biggest monument to a writer in the world. The design is striking, but the entire monument faces toward the street.... 更多
The best views in Edinburgh! We paid the £4 each to climb to the top and it was well worth it. My partner doesn't really like heights but still made it to the very top with a little bit of coaxing. The staircases are well worn in some places and very tight the higher you get up but we just... 更多
Reminded me of a space rocket - kept thinking "Thunderbirds are Go!" (that's showing my age!). To be serious this is an enormous monument in the heart of Edinburgh city dedicated to Sir Walter Scott the Scottish author. It seems far out of proportion to his contribution to the nation. Didn't climb the 287 steps!
You can't miss the Scott monument if you visit Edinburgh. It's a tall tower like structure in dark stone, set on Princes Street near Waverly station. The Castle is up above it. It's not a very pretty structure, but it's distinctive. There's a statue of Scott down at its base, visible when you're nearer. It costs £4 to climb and... 更多
This was closed for repair on my last visit to Edinburgh, so we were pleased to get the chance this time on a sunny spring day. Great break from the shops and the views are super off the top. Best £4 you could spend in Edinburgh!