- Telephone 0131 529 4068
- Opening times Daily 10am–4pm (last entry 3.30pm).
- Admission £3.
- Website www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk
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The uppermost viewing platform of the Walter Scott Monument on Princes Street can be reached only by a 287-step series of narrow spiral staircases, but the view from the top is worth it. Completed in 1844, the black soot-stained tower serves as a reminder of why Edinburgh used to be called ‘Auld Reekie.’