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 Edinburgh. If you are looking for more things to do, check out 21 things to do in Edinburgh.


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.

Valentine City Centre Guest HouseValentine City Centre Guest House

I had a hard time finding a hotel within our budget and was very pleased when I was able to book a great low rate at Valentine City Centre Guest House. We stayed in 2 different rooms because we decided to stay an extra night. Our first room was large, but we had to share a shower and a toilet room with two other rooms. I was worried it would be a problem, but it wasn’t. We never had to wait to use either & both were always clean. The second room was slightly smaller and in a less renovated part of the building. It has the original staircase in it. Very cool! Our room had a small bathroom in it. Again, everything was clean. They had parking which is a huge plus. It is difficult to find parking at times. Breakfast was excellent and included! The location was good, about a ten-minute walk to the castle. The owner is incredibly knowledgeable about the city.

Mariachi – We found Mexican food in Scotland near the castle. It was good and the restaurant itself was beautiful. I expected the food to be bad, but it wasn’t. We had the nachos and Sangria. The nachos were good and a large portion. The Sangria was excellent! We would go back.

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