You can walk up the (many!) steps inside the monument to fabulous views from the top. Just bear in mind it's not for you if you have a fear of heights or are claustrophobic as the stairwell is very narrow near the top!
The Scott Monument is a Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. It is the second largest monument to a writer in the world .
The Scott Monument is a Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. It is the second largest monument to a writer in the world after the José Martí monument in Havana.
Built in honour of Sir Walter Scott, at 200 feet 6 inches high, the Scott Monument is the second tallest monument to a writer in the world after the José Martí monument in Havana. A beautiful, gothic structure with panoramic view across the city and beyond from the top.
Point of Interest
“Most iconic building in edinburgh must see, advise to book tickets online in peak season as queues can get crazy.”
“You can see from the window or you can climb it. 15 minutes walking from the flat to the bottom of the hill. Another 30 mins to the top. Unmissable.”
“This building is a mixture of old and new architecture. A great way to spend the afternoon with existing and visiting exhibitions. Don't forget to look up the ceiling is a sight for sore eyes. ”