Scott Monument

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The Scott Monument is the largest monument to a writer in the world. It commemorates Sir Walter Scott.

There are 287 steps to the top of the Scott Monument, from where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside. Find out about Sir Walter Scott and the monument in the museum room.

Venue Type:

Architecture centre

Opening hours

April to September
Mon-Sat 9.00-19.00 Sun 10.00-18.00

October to March
Mon-Sat 9.00-16.00 Sun 10.00-18.00

Admission charges

Admission £3.00

Collection details

Architecture, Fine Art, Literature, Personalities

Key artists and exhibits

  • Sir Walter Scott
  • George Meikle Kemp

Scott Monument
East Princes Street Gardens


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