Sir Walter Scott Monument – Edinburgh, Scotland

The Sir Walter Scott monument in Edinburgh, Scotland is on Princes street. Princes Street is a main street with lots to see and do.

Sir Walter Scott was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. You are probably familiar with one of his famous quotes. Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!

It cost just 3 pounds to go up inside this Victorian gothic monument, but be sure to get there in time. They close early. We know this because we did not get there in time!

The tower is 200 feet 6 inches (61.11 m) high, and has a series of viewing platforms reached by a series of narrow spiral staircases giving panoramic views of central Edinburgh and its surroundings. The highest platform is reached by a total of 288 steps.Sir Walter Scott Memorial

We ate at a tapas place just off of it near this monument that was awesome. If only I could remember the name of it. They had great Sangria, so sadly I do not really remember a whole lot about it. (Don’t judge me! This was a trip without the kids!) While in this area we also did a fun ghost tour in EdinburghSir Walter Scott Monument in Edinburgh, Scotland
Sir Walter Scott Memorial in Edinburgh, Scotland
Sir Walter Scott Memorial in Edinburgh, Scotland
Random Travel Tip: When we were driving from Northern Scotland down to Edinburgh we found a great place to stay. Not far from Balmoral Castle, the Queen’s summer home in Scotland, is a lovely hotel that we just happened upon driving through the Scotland countryside, the Hilton Craigendarroch.

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