A Monuments in Edinburgh City Centre
After his death in 1832, a competition was held to design a monument to the life of Sir Walter Scott. This winning entry by George Meikle Kemp was built between 1840 and 1846. Scott and his dog Maida sit at the bottom, underneath a 200-foot spire that contains 64 statues of characters from his works. You can climb the tower to get some amazing views of the city as well as a better look at those statues.. Apr - Sep: Mon - Sat 9:00 - 18:00 Sun 10:00 - 18:00 Oct - Mar: Mon - Sat 9:00 - 15:00 Sun 10:00 - 15:00 Ã‚£3.00 Certificate issued on entrance
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Edinburgh City Centre
The Old Town of Edinburgh is built on a ridge that rises gradually from the Palace of Holyrood to Edinburgh Castle. There are staircase lanes, called Wynds, that lead off this 'Royal Mile' that give the impression of the city being built on multiple levels and buildings that date from the 11th Century. The New Town is also a World Heritage Site with its mix of Georgian town houses and the earliest examples in Europe of tenement flats. The views to be had from the Castle, Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill are dramatic and inspiring.