Scott Monument

I had seen the top of this monument from afar and wondered what it was.  I assumed it was another church steeple or something of the sort.  And how very wrong I was.  This is the Scott monument dedicated to the Victorian Gothic author, Sir Walter Scott.  At 197 feet it is the second largest monument dedicated to a writer in the world after the Jose Marti monument in Havana.

Located on Princes Street, it is an amazing piece of architecture.  While the monument itself is very dark his statue in the base is made of white marble and the spire is decorated with 64 figures representing characters from his novels.  You can also, for 5 pounds, climb the 287 steps to the top for some great views of Edinburgh.

The force was not with me that day to climb the tower….

Teri  📷

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2 Responses to Scott Monument

  1. Timothy Price says:

    That’s fantastic!

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