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Royal Scots Greys Monument

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Impressive Statue, great photo opportunity

Good location next to Princes Street, near Scottish National Gallery and about half a mile from... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Southwest Finland, Finland
Very nice

Very nice statue/monument near the Prince street Gardens. Castle makes great back drop for this... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Good location next to Princes Street, near Scottish National Gallery and about half a mile from Waverley Station. Impressive bronze equestrian statue, which has been there since 1906. You will have great photos, because you can see Castle on background

Thank Halkidis
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Although this is not really something you expect to do in Edinburgh. It's really worth the money and time to walk up the few hundred steps as the views from the top overlooking the city are just superb. Very happy I decided to do it!

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Very nice statue/monument near the Prince street Gardens. Castle makes great back drop for this distinguished monument.

Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

You cannot miss this monument it has the castle as a backdrop. Ideal for a lovely photo opportunity.

Thank Elaine K
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This monument stands tall and proud. There are several plaques with engraved names paying tribute to serviceman who laid down their lives. The statue is symbolic of the Boer War. Edinburgh Castle and its Gardens make up the backdrop of the feature. Located along Princes...More

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Situatated in the entrance to Princes Street Gardens from Princes Street the Royal Scots Grey Monument is a striking monument to the Scottish battalion. Well worth taking in during your visit to Edinburgh.

Thank therichastill
Reviewed 30 August 2017

How often have I seen this monument/statue? Possibly thousands of times given that I lived in Edinburgh for 2 years and worked in it for over 40 years. At one time there was nearly always a pigeon or two atop the bearskin hat or at...More

Thank Brucestewart
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This magnificent statue is centrally situated, and commands a scenic location within West Princes Street Gardens, with the gardens directly behind and a bit further back is Castle Rock and of course Edinburgh Castle itself. Sited on a rock pedestal, the bronze statue depicts a...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Edinburgh is loaded with statues and this one stands out for what it represents. It could not be on a more perfect location. Totally worth it to actually read the plaque

Thank coachee1313
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This mounted monument to the Royal Scots Greys stands on Princes Street with a background of the Gardens and Edinburgh Castle. It makes a fine site looking down Frederick Street.

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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
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