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The Scott Monument is a Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. It is the largest monument to a writer in the world. It stands in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh, along Princes Street.
The tower is 61.11 m high, and has a series of viewing platforms reached by a series of narrow spiral staircases giving panoramic views of central Edinburgh and its surroundings. The highest platform is reached by a total of 287 steps, those who climb the steps can obtain a certificate commemorating their achievement.


 
Opening times:
April through September: Monday – Sunday 10am – 7pm.
October through March: Monday – Sunday 10am – 4pm; last admission 3.30pm.

Admission is £4, there are no concessions.