The Scott Monument is a Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott.
Following Scott's death in 1832, a competition was held to design a monument to him.
The foundation stone was laid on 15 August 1840. Construction began in 1841 following permission by Parliament's Monument to Sir Walter Scott Act and ran for nearly four years. It was completed in the autumn of 1844, with Kemp's son placing the finial in August of the year. The total cost was just over £16,154. The monument was inaugurated on 15 August 1846, but George Meikle Kemp was absent. He had fallen into the Union Canal while walking home from the site and drowned on the foggy evening of 6 March 1844.
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Before departure, I was already fascinated by Edinburgh. The mysterious Scottish, plaid skirt, bagpipes, and Baroque and Gothic buildings surrounded by four sides, every breath, feels fresh every breath. In the city of Edinburgh, there is almost no modern architecture, and there are antique buildings everywhere. It is imaginable that the style of medieval Europe is full of ancient charm. The most striking thing on Prince Street is Sigetta. In my eyes, it is a tower that is suspected of being burnt. . As its name suggests, it was built to commemorate Walter Scott, the most famous writer in Scottish history, and is the world's largest monument to writers. Next to the tower is Prince Street Park. The sun is just right. There are a lot of people on the lawn who are enjoying the sun and picnics.
Built in 1844, the Scott Memorial Tower is quietly located in Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens, next to Princes Street and close to Waverley Station. The Victorian Gothic architecture is used as a whole. Four small spires guard the central tower. The bottom of the tower is surrounded by arches. The center of the tower stands with a white marble statue of Scott. He is dressed in a robe and lies next to his love. The dog, and the 64 protagonists in his work are carved into sculptures around the tower.
The construction of the Scotch Memorial Tower comes from the sandstone mined near Edinburgh. Due to the looseness of the stone, it has become dark brown in less than 200 years, and it has a long history. Today, the Memorial Tower has become one of Edinburgh's most important tourist attractions, with visitors walking through a narrow staircase to a series of viewing platforms on the spire overlooking Edinburgh's city centre and surrounding landscape. It is said that the highest observation deck is to climb 287 steps, and those who climb up can still receive a commemorative certificate.
The Scottish novelist, playwright, and poet reached greatness during his lifetime and 14 years after his death, he achieved it once again when the largest monument to any writer was constructed in his honor. Two hundred and eighty seven steps will bring you to the top of the structure where you can enjoy fantastic views of Edinburgh. Decorating the structure are 64 statues depicting characters from Sir Walter's writings. Statues of Scott and his favorite canine companion Maida are featured at the base of the monument.
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