The Scott Monument: Photos From The Most Musing Place in Edinburgh

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The Scott Monument: Photos From The Most Musing Place in Edinburgh

The Scott Monument is as classic as its own history, having been built in the 1840s to commemorate Sir Walter Scott, one of Scotland's greatest novelists. This guy’s historic novels and poetry contributed much to the Gothic revival in literature and architecture of the 19th Century. Visiting Edinburgh and seeing all the 64 statues on the monument - mostly characters from Scott's novels, with some figures from Scottish history – is just a game changer in your travel experience, that I can guarantee you. This is the most convenient place to just act all lazy, relax, and hang out at this area for quite some time. Inside - yes, outside - yes too.

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Interesting fact is: it’s the largest monument to a writer in the world. Not everyday that you hear a novelist having its own monument right? What kind of contribution would merit such monument? Interesting enough, there are more than a few historical milestones that Sir Walter Scott carved away for Scotland’s literary culture that’s worthy of such merit. 

Mushroomed in the middle of Princess Street, Market Street, near High Street, Edinburgh Castle, and walking distance from the Waverly Station, the Scott Monument is an easy to go to place to include when in Edinburgh. It’s not like the typical monuments you can find in other cities that just stands there with nothing much to really see in (and beside) it.  You can easily spend at least a couple of hours here: chiling, people watching, history-ing, and acting all local, since most you can see around the nearby area are Scottish folks enjoying the view.

Address: E. Princes St Gardens, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ, United Kingdom
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 53 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the edges of after-office hours and (un)limited holidays.

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