Scott Monument

Scott Monument
Princes Street Gardens East, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2BY
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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.’

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The New Town's 250th Birthday Tour

Greenyonder Tours 2017 is the 250th anniversary of the adoption of James Craig's plan for a planned, elite suburb which would eventually separate Edinburgh into 'Old' and 'New' Towns. To celebrate, Greenyonder Tours has been collecting stories of some of the people who have made the New Town: from the high heid yins…

Fri 4 Aug

Next to Scott Monument

£10 / 0131 529 4068

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 5 Aug

Next to Scott Monument

£10 / 0131 529 4068

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 8 Aug

Next to Scott Monument

£10 / 0131 529 4068

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 26 Aug

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