Edinburgh – Scott Monument

October 16, 2008 at 7:13 pm | Posted in General, Out and About, Tourism, Travel, UK | Leave a comment
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As the name suggests this is a monument to the novelist Sir Walter Scott.

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Apparently it is the largest monument to a writer in the world and indeed it is a very high spire.

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For only three pounds you can climb to the top. There’s only one stairwell to come up and down so on a busy day that could get a little tricky to navigate. The stairs, particularly at the top, are quite narrow.  About half way up is a small exhibit talking about the construction and Scott. Once you reach the summit – assuming it’s a clear day – you’ll have an excellent view over the city.

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Even on a cloudy day it’s not bad and certainly it’s good exercise! Just as much fun as the Monument in London.

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