One of the most iconic monuments of Edinburgh, and the one to offer a perfect postcard view of the city, this is Dugald Stewart Monument. Built as a memorial to Dugald Stewart, a Scottish philosopher and professor at University of Edinburgh, this monument sits on the city’s famous Calton Hill.
The monument is modeled similar to Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens and the design follow a circular temple of 9 fluted Corinthian columns surrounding an urn.
The view of the city from this monument is one of it’s kind that you can’t find anywhere else. You can see the Arthur’s seat and Salisbury Crags to the iconic castle, old and new towns, Giles Cathedral and all the spires in the city.
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