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Private Edinburgh Sightseeing and History Tour
"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 city. Compare Edinburgh’s Old Town where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. Join this and hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you and hear about the attempts witch hunters firebrand priests and philosophers all living on the side of a dead volcano. During your tour you will cover all the main sights of the Old & New City of Edinburgh. Starting on the famous Royal Mile your guide Alan will lead you through the windy streets and up the hills to sites of executions
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City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"The capital of Scotland since the 15th century Edinburgh stands on 7 hills creating a dramatic skyline. Travel through the city with ease on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour. Tour highlights include the Edinburgh Castle Palace of Holyrood House the historic Royal Mile and Our Dynamic Earth.""""With great views from the top of the bus strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary
From GBP15.00
 
Edinburgh City Tour in Private Minibus
"Compare Edinburgh’s Old Town where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. Hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you and hear about the attempts to capture Edinburgh C witch hunters firebrand priests and philosophers all living on the side of a dead volcano. During our tour we cover all the main sights of the Old & New City of Edinburgh. Starting on the famous Royal Mile we lead you through the windy streets and up the hills to sites of executions cloned sheep and the birthplace of Harry Potter. Highlights include:New Town
From GBP300.00

Scott Monument Tips (63)

AN EXCELLENT MONUMENT

The Scott Monument is a beautiful Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. It is quite dirty, unfortunately it was decided cleaning the monument may damage it, so it has been...
balhannah
Nov 19, 2016

Elegant but dark

The cultural reference to Scotland, Walter Scott, couldn't pass without a significant monument in the capital. Soon after his death, in 1832, the movement began, and in 1844 was finished this elegant...
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solopes
Mar 21, 2016

Scott Monument

We build statues out of snow, and weep to see them melt.Walter ScottI got out of Princes Street Gardens at 8.45am and walked along Princes Street trying to kill some time until the Tourist Centre open...
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mindcrime
Jan 27, 2016

Mr Scott's rocket.....

The enormous sandstone memorial to Sir Walter Scott soars above Princes Gardens and is one of the first things which catches the eye when you emerge from Waverley railway station.Sir Walter Scott:...
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leics
Nov 27, 2015

Scott Monument

This monument in the Prince Street garden is dedicated to the famous author, Sir Walter Scott. It was built in 1844 and besides Scott, 16 other Scottish writers and poets are honored in this monument....
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Jim_Eliason
Oct 18, 2015

NINETY-THREE PEOPLE, TWO DOGS AND A PIG

Scott Monument dominates the skyline in Princes Street, the largest monument anywhere in the world for a writer stands over 60 m high. I did not climb the 287 steps to the top on this occasion as i...
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davidjo
Aug 10, 2015

A huge monument to one of Scotland's great writers

The high esteem in which Sir Walter Scott is held by the Scottish people is shown by this huge monument to him in East Princes St Gardens.He is regarded as not only the first writer of historical...
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EasyMalc
Mar 22, 2015

Scott Monument

If the Scott Monument looks like the spire of a church that's buried under Princes Street, that's because it basically is. Well there's no church, but the monument was designed by an architect who...
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antistar
Oct 31, 2014

Why a monument to Scott but no one to Stevenson?

Works on the Scott Monument was begun in 1841 and only completed in 1845. It is 61 meters of hight with 287 steps inside to climb if you have payed the fee of 3£.
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Askla
Dec 20, 2012

Scott Monument

This Victorian gothic monument is dedicated to the Scottish author 'Sir Walter Scott'.It stands in Princes st.Gardens in the city centre.The tower is 200ft,6 inches high,and has a series of viewing...
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mickeyboy07
Nov 10, 2012

Scott Monument

I climbed up Scott Monument in September 1999 and it was worth the climb for the great city views at the top. The monument is named after the famous writer, Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), whose was...
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spidermiss
Oct 15, 2012

The Scott Monument and Statue

On Princes Street in the center of Edinburgh there is a tall (200 feet 6 inches = 61.1 meters) monument to the Scottish author Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832).Scott was the author of numerous books...
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Nemorino
Jan 27, 2012
 
 
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Things to Do Near Scott Monument

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National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland is housed in two different buildings, the old one (former Royal Museum that was built in 1866, a fine Victorian structure on its own) and the new modern building from...
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Museum on the Mound

Opened in 2006 this was the most boring museum I visited in Scotland :) Museum on the Mound was just on my way so I walked in to check but I got bored no matter it’s a small thematic museum that I...
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St. John's Episcopal church

Only a short walk from St. Cuthbert's church was St. John's Episcopal church. Lucky for me this church had better opening hours so I was able to visit the interior. A council owned market garden was...
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Princes Street Gardens

Another magnificent monument I found in West Princes street gardens, was of a highly detailed bronze statue of a Royal Scot Grey (Dragoon guard) on horseback, dressed in uniform complete with...
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Princes Street

At the west end of Princes Street you can't fail to notice the beautiful architecture and colour of the Caledonian Hotel, now called the Waldorf Astoria. It opened in 1903 and is one of the great...
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Scotch Whisky Experience

I am not normally a spirits drinker and on the odd occasion when I do indulge, whisky would be well down the pecking order in my choice of preferred tipple. However, when I attended a (Scottish)...
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