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  • Address: Scott Monument, Princes St, Edinburgh, Scotland
An imposing gothic tower dedicated to celebrated Scottish poet Sir Walter Scott, the awe-inspiring Scott Monument dominates the skyline of Edinburgh’s New Town. Designed by George Meikle Kemp, who triumphed in a national architectural competition, the monument was constructed between 1840 and 1844, and towers 200 feet above the principal shopping district of Princes Street.

Beneath the central arch of the monument, a raised platform holds a statue of Sir Walter Scott, sitting with his faithful dog, Maida, and reading a book. Carved from a solid block of Carrara marble, the sculpture is the masterwork of Sir John Steell and became so iconic that a bronze replica has since been erected in Central Park, New York. The dramatic tower also doubles up as a popular observation point, with a 287-step spiral staircase leading to the tip of its spire.

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Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus, Edinburgh, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Explore Edinburgh, which has been the capital of Scotland since the 15th Century and stands proudly on seven hills, from the comfort of your own private ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $424.11
Private Edinburgh Sightseeing and History Tour, Edinburgh, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Edinburgh Sightseeing and History Tour

Tour guide Alan has worked in the Scottish tourist industry since 1991. He has a first class degree in Scottish History, and loves nothing better than showing ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.26
Edinburgh Rail Day Trip from London, London, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Edinburgh Rail Day Trip from London

4.5 star rating: Recommended 145 Reviews

See the best of the Scottish capital on this independent day trip from London to Edinburgh. Travel by train through England’s countryside and jump aboard your ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

From USD $223.62
City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Edinburgh, Rail Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this City Sightseeing tour is the best way to see the ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $19.28
Edinburgh City Tour in Private Minibus from Glasgow, Glasgow, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Edinburgh City Tour in Private Minibus from Glasgow

Edinburgh has been the Capital of Scotland since the 15th Century and stands proudly on seven hills, creating the dramatic skyline of this lively cosmopolitan ...  Read more

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $494.80

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