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Melville Monument

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Free to view externally in St Andrew's Square

This square is close to a number of shops so you can grab a snack, sit on the grass and enjoy it. A... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
MiDiFr
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Horsham, United Kingdom
Nice park, ok monument!

Very nice park. The monument is nothing special. It is an obelisk. The surrounding park is close to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John F
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Birmingham, Alabama
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St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This square is close to a number of shops so you can grab a snack, sit on the grass and enjoy it. A few seats and plenty of grass to use. There is some tree cover so you can enjoy the view. Costa Coffee have...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice park. The monument is nothing special. It is an obelisk. The surrounding park is close to everything and is a great place to grab a coffee and some rest.

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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Whilst in Edinburgh last month, we walked through the park around Melville monument at least twice per day and noted how busy it always was with the Costa there even providing deckchairs. On our last day the weather was glorious and we decided to sit...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

Melville Monument erected back in 1823 to honor Henry Dundas, the Viscount Melville for his political contributions, is located inside the gardens at St-Andrew Square. There is nothing spectacular about it really, so you don't have to make extra efforts to see it. But the...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2017

Standing 140 feet tall designed by William Burn and erected in 1823 to the memory of Henry Dundas Viscount Melville. Built by Light house engineer and erected by his Line Balance crane that he used to build the Bell Rock Lighthouse . Sitting in the...More

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Reviewed July 18, 2017

It it grandly visible from afar and presents a marvellous sight up-close. Standing alongside it, the great construct, actually modeled on Rome's Trajan's Column, soars skywards. It was constructed to honour Henry Dundas, Viscount Melville, a powerful political figure. At over forty metres tall and...More

Thank permia
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Reviewed June 23, 2017

The Melville Monument in St Andrew Square is one of the most prominent landmarks of the city. The imposing figure at the top is Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, whose nicknames of "King Harry the Ninth", the "Great Tyrant", and the "Uncrowned King of Scotland"...More

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Reviewed May 31, 2017

Big tower in the middle of a very pretty square. People all around enjoying the break from the city. Nice architecture surrounding.

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Reviewed February 15, 2017

The Melville Monument is situated in the centre of 'St Andrew Square Garden' which is at the east end of George Street, in Edinburgh's 'new town'. The Monument was erected in 1823 in memory of Henry Dundas. Henry Dundas was also known as the 'Uncrowned...More

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Reviewed February 2, 2017

Sitting slap bang in the middle of the exclusive St Andrews Square in the New Town, is this column type sculpture, can be seen from various points of the city, to commemorate the life of one Henry Dundas, who was nicknamed the uncrowned king Henry...More

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