We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

John Wilson Memorial

Is this your business?
East Princess Street Gardens | Neben dem Scott Monument, Edinburgh, Scotland
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Scottish advocate, literary critic and author

The bronze statue of John Wilson stands in East Princes Street Gardens, and was erected in... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
thetravellingmanUk
,
uk
Scottish writer and professor

This bronze statue of Scottish writer and professor, John Wilson stands in East Princess Street... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
nellielim
,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Read all 6 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good33%
  • Average51%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
30 Aug 2017
“Scottish advocate, literary critic and author”
24 Jun 2017
“Scottish writer and professor”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
East Princess Street Gardens | Neben dem Scott Monument, Edinburgh, Scotland
Princes Street and Gardens
CONTACT
Website
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Edinburgh
from US$39.40
More Info
from US$22.70
More Info
from US$41.40
More Info
from US$20.70
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (6)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Filter
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The bronze statue of John Wilson stands in East Princes Street Gardens, and was erected in 1865. Mounted on a stone pedestal, the statue depicts him standing in a thoughtful pose with a half-open manuscript. Born near Paisley, and studied at Glasgow and Oxford. He...More

Thank thetravellingmanUk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 June 2017

This bronze statue of Scottish writer and professor, John Wilson stands in East Princess Street Gardens. The statue was sculpted by Sir John Steele. Qualified in law, his ambition was to write and he found his niche in writing for a Tory publication under the...More

Thank nellielim
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Quite amazingly, nearly every statue has an opportunity to review here when it comes to this city, so here we have another learned man from a 'wealthy' family, I quote Edinburgh.gov website, more I write these reviews, the more I wish my visit to the...More

1  Thank Theycallitmadness
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street
is only half one, since buildings only line one side.
But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views
are from Princes Street as a result. From here you
look onto expansive and decorative public gardens
beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s
Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old
town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 150 hotels in Edinburgh
Premier Inn Edinburgh City Centre (Princes Street) Hotel
3,034 reviews
.12 miles away
Frederick House Hotel
757 reviews
.14 miles away
Hub by Premier Inn Edinburgh City Centre
572 reviews
.15 miles away
Travelodge Edinburgh Central Rose Street
643 reviews
.17 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Social Bite
225 reviews
.08 miles away
Element
789 reviews
.07 miles away
Castello Coffee Co.
148 reviews
.07 miles away
Hotel Chocolat Cafe
133 reviews
.08 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Princes Street Gardens
6,367 reviews
.12 miles away
Scott Monument
2,445 reviews
.00 miles away
Wojtek "the Soldier Bear" Statue
29 reviews
.04 miles away
Freemasons Hall, Edinburgh
20 reviews
.10 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from John Wilson Memorial staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit