East Princes Street Gardens
Distance: 8.9 miles
Drive time: 29 minutes
April to September 10:00 – 19:00
October to March 10:00 – 16:00 (last entry 15:30)
The Scott Monument is a Victorian Gothic monument designed by George Meikle Kemp, commemorating the Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. It is located in the Eastern section of Princes Street Gardens, and is said to be the largest monument honouring a writer in the world.
The Monument is over 200 feet (61 metres) high, with a total of 287 steps to the very top. The structure has a number of viewing platforms from where visitors can enjoy panoramic views over Edinburgh and the surrounding area.
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