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Scott Monument

One of the most memorable monuments in Edinburgh may be Scott Monument, a breathtaking Gothic tower designed as a memorial to the city's treasured novelist and poet, Sir Walter Scott, after he had passed away in 1832. The monument is displayed at Princes Street Gardens located in Old Town, near Holyrood Park. This is a fantastic area to visit in late December, when the Gardens are set up with the Winter Wonderland fair, complete with a giant Ferris wheel and an irresistible Christmas Market. Don't worry if you cannot make the fair, however, because this place is lovely year-round.

  • Enjoy a stunning panoramic view of Edinburgh from the top of the Scott Monument, which soars majestically 61 metres above the Princes Street Mall. To take in the views, however, visitors will have to climb 287 steps.
  • Stroll the historic and beautiful Princes Street Gardens and admire the park's many noteworthy statues like the sculptures of Sir Walter Scott and other famous countrymen like Adam Black, John Wilson and Allan Ramsey.
  • Relax in The Meadows, a large public city park in Edinburgh, where you can stroll, people-watch, or enjoy a family picnic.

Edinburgh Airport is just eight kilometres from Scott Monument via the A8 Motorway, and depending on the time you travel, you can make this trip in a half-hour using the number 100 bus. You can also drive to the Scottish capital or arrive by ferry, coach bus, or train. A more luxurious method is to book a cruise and dock at Leith. Getting around this old city is easy and inexpensive with so many public transit options like the suburban rail, public buses, trams, and taxis. You can also easily explore the Scott Monument on foot or by bike.

Hotels near Scott Monument

137 hotels near Scott Monument

1 Apex City

4 stars
4.5 / 5 24 reviews

61 Grassmarket Map

The Apex City Hotel Edinburgh is located right at the heart of the Old City on Grassmarket - an area famed for its vibrant restaurants and nightlife. On the doorstep are Edinburgh's must see... More

2 Jurys Inn Edinburgh

4 stars
4.0 / 5 6 reviews

43 Jeffrey Street Map

Positioned just off the famous Royal Mile and providing comfortable and high quality accommodations, Jurys Inn Edinburgh makes for an ideal place for travellers in a vibrant vacation in this part... More

3 The Place

4 stars
4.1 / 5 8 reviews

34-38 York Place Map

Whether in Edinburgh for a business trip or a much-awaited break, discerning travellers find it convenient to stay in the comfortable and ideally located accommodations of The Place Edinburgh.... More

4 The Royal Scots Club

3 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

30 Abercromby Place Map

The Royal Scots Club Edinburgh Hotel combines the convenience of all the facilities and amenities offered by an elegant hotel with the comfort and cosiness of one's own home. GeneralThe conference... More

5 The Scotsman Hotel

5 stars
4.5 / 5 29 reviews

20 North Bridge Map

The Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh is an ideal base for exploring the city's cultural, historical and renowned shopping facilities. Places of interest including the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland,... More

6 Fraser Suites Edinburgh

4 stars
4.8 / 5 11 reviews

12-26 St Giles Street Map

Fraser Suites Edinburgh invites chic business and holiday travellers to elegant urban retreat that features classy and stylish accommodations set right in the heart of Edinburgh. While in the... More

7 Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

5 stars
4.9 / 5 13 reviews

Princes Street Map

Housed in a former Victorian railway hotel, teeming with top-notch facilities and lavish furnishings, The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel creates a luxurious haven for travellers exploring the... More

8 Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.8 / 5 46 reviews

23-27 Waterloo Place Map

The Apex Waterloo Place Hotel Edinburgh enjoys a prestigious location at the east end of Princes Street, just minutes from both transport links and city amenities. The recently opened luxury... More

9 Apex International

4 stars
4.4 / 5 31 reviews

31-35 Grassmarket Map

Situated in the centre of the old city with views over Edinburgh Castle, the Apex International Hotel Edinburgh is the perfect place for a city break. The Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is... More

10 Twelve Picardy Place

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

12 Picardy Place Map

Featuring elegantly furnished accommodations and a chic restaurant set in the heart of the city, Twelve Picardy Place Edinburgh Hotel makes for an ideal haven for sophisticated travellers exploring... More