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Scott Monument

  • Princes St. Map It
  • New Town
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

What appears to be a Gothic cathedral spire chopped off and planted in the east end of the Princes Street Gardens is Scotland's tribute to one of its most famous sons, Sir Walter Scott, the author of Ivanhoe, Waverley, and many other novels and poems. The 200-foot-high monument, built in 1844, is centered on a marble statue of Scott and his favorite dog, Maida. It's worth taking the time to explore the immediate area, including Princes Street Gardens, one of the prettiest city parks in Britain. Here is the famous monument to David Livingstone, whose African meeting with H. M. Stanley is part of Scots–American history.

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Princes St., Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH2 2EJ, Scotland

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Published 05/04/2017


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