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Adam Smith Statue

Parliament Square, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Sadly not kept clean. Very poor show Edingburgh!

Adam Smith's head is clearly a popular site for birds to stand. They often leave something behind... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
df86
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York, United Kingdom
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Famous economist

Edinburgh is a city of statues celebrating famous people and military battles. The statue to Adam... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2018
Taxidevil
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Adam Smith's head is clearly a popular site for birds to stand. They often leave something behind. Sadly whoever is responsible for maintaining it appears to be neglecting their duties! Adam is therefore well overdue some cleaning.

Thank df86
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Edinburgh is a city of statues celebrating famous people and military battles. The statue to Adam Smith is on the Royal Mile, he was a political economist and philosopher.

Thank Taxidevil
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

If you are walking the Royal Mile then why not stop. It is worth snapping a pic and discussing what he believed in.

Thank Alisa D
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Edinburgh has lots of statues and monuments paying tribute to great people of the past. This is another you should go see if near by.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

A fine tribute to one of Scotland's finest sons. For anyone with any sense of history or economics, it's definitely worth visiting if only for the street entertainers how insist on performing at the same place. It's sad however to see people put traffic cones...More

1  Thank macedonboy
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Ah yes a statue. Edinburg is full of them and this is just another one of them. Plack provides no inside to who he is so everyone stands there and googles his name.

1  Thank wick1979
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Situated on the Royal Mile Adam Smith's statue is about halfway between North Road and the Castle. It's a fitting tribute to the Scottish legend.

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The statue of Adam Smith is well sited, looking down the Royal Mile and close to the Cathedral. He was a philosopher and considered to be the father of modern economic thinking. It was sculpted by Alexander Stoddart and unveiled in 2008.

Thank bsandrs
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This statue is in a great spot. I'll admit that I don't know who Adam Smith is. And it takes about two seconds to look at. If you are walking the royal mile you will see it.

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

We were surprised to learn that this monument was unveiled only in 2008, by the Adam Smith Institute and that it was the first of its kind in the world. We assumed that given Smith's influence on economics and philosophy he would have been so...More

2  Thank permia
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labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
...More
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