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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

139 hotels near Scott Monument

1 Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.7 / 5 50 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

2 Apex International

4 stars
4.4 / 5 35 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

3 The Place

4 stars
4.2 / 5 9 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 Fountain Court Royal Garden

4 stars
4.5 / 5 10 reviews

York Buildings Map

Fountain Court Royal Garden's location enables guests to visit local attractions of the city like Princes Street, the Scott Monument, the Castle, City Galleries and Omni Entertainment Centre. ... More

5 The Scotsman Hotel

5 stars
4.5 / 5 32 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 Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 25 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

7 Ballantrae Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

8-12 York Place Map

Whether in Edinburgh for a business trip or a much-awaited vacation, travellers find an ideal base in the centrally located, well-equipped and inviting accommodations of Ballantrae Hotel Edinburgh.... More

8 Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

4 stars
4.2 / 5 9 reviews

80 High Street, The Royal Mile Map

Boasting luxurious accommodation and cordial hospitality, the Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh is an excellent venue for leisure and business travellers. GeneralWith conference and banquet rooms that... More

9 Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 15 reviews

81 Holyrood Road Edinburgh Map

A quite haven, yet just a stone's throw from Edinburgh's bustling old city centre, the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh provides ideal accommodation for those on vacation as well as business.... More

10 Haggis Hostel

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

5West Register Street Map

The hostel is newly refurbished, modern and high-spec, but more importantly, right in the heart of Edinburgh! You can see Princes Street, Edinburgh's main shopping thorough fare, from the... More