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The Scott Monument

Set in the heart of Edinburgh, along Princes Street, stands a literary beacon like no other – The Scott Monument. A giant Gothic tribute to one of Scotland’s most beloved writers, Sir Walter Scott, this colossal towering structure is the largest monument dedicated to a writer in the world. At 200 feet 6 inches (61 metres high), you need to climb 287 steps just to reach the top. But despite the narrow staircases and occasionally high winds, the climb is well worth the view.