The Scott Monument, Edinburgh
Things to do in Edinburgh Scottish Borders
Visitor-Attractions in Scotland
Description: This 200 foot high monument in the centre of Edinburgh was officially inaugurated on 15th August 1846, some 14 years after the death of Sir Walter Scott. Open to the public, its pinnacle is reached after a climb of 287 steps. His statue, carved by Sir John Steell in carrara marble is twice life size. The monument was closed for refurbishment and cleaning in 1998, but is now fully reopened.
City of Edinburgh Museums and Galleries
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How to get there: In the centre of Edinburgh beside Princes Street.
By car: As car parking is not easy in the city centre, it is probably better to park further out and take public transport.
By public transport: Any bus passing along Princes Street.
Seasonal opening details:
April 1st to Sept 30th: Mon to Sat 9am to 6pm; Sun 10am to 6pm.
Oct 1st to Mar 31st: Mon to Sat 9am to 3pm; Sun 10am to 3pm.
Scott Monument: tel: 0131 529 4068
Museums Dept: Tel: 0131 529 7902
Sir Walter Scott's Home at Abbotsford House, Melrose
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The Scott Monument, Edinburgh, Scotland