Sir Walter Scott Monument


Member Rating 3 out of 5 by whatelb on March 15, 2006

The Sir Walter Scott Monument can been seen from many places within Edinburgh.

The Monument was erected to honor the great Scottish poet Walter Scott.

Sir Walter Scott, first Baronet (August 14, 1771 to September 21, 1832) was a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular throughout Europe during his time. In some ways Scott was the first author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers all over Great Britain, Ireland, Europe, Australia, and North America.

His novels and (to a lesser extent) his poetry are still read, but he is far less popular nowadays than he was at the height of his fame. Nevertheless many of his works remain classics of English literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, and The Heart of Midlothian.

Scott Monument
Princes Street Gardens
Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2EJ
+44 131 529 4068

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