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Ten-foot tall statue

The Allan Ramsay Statue can be seen at the corner of West Princes Street Gardens, and is also in... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
thetravellingmanUk
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Marble statue

The ten foot high Carrara marble statue of Alan Ramsey stands in West Princess Gardens. The... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
nellielim
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“Statue of the Poet”
Dec 1, 2017
“Commemorating one of Edinburgh's fine poets”
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another Edinburgh statue. Beautiful sculpted by the artists. nicely laid out and the area on Princess gardens is perfect for it.

Thank 677ScottS
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Standing opposite the National Art Gallery on the mound this delightful statue stands beside the floral clock . Unveiled on the 25th March 1865. The sculptor was J.Steell R.S.A., SCULPTOR.....The architect was David Bryce It stands on a square pillar with the heads of notables...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

The Allan Ramsay Statue can be seen at the corner of West Princes Street Gardens, and is also in very close proximity to the Floral Clock. Allan Ramsay was a wigmaker to trade, and wrote essays and poetry. Depicted here holding a book in one...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

The ten foot high Carrara marble statue of Alan Ramsey stands in West Princess Gardens. The standing figure of Ramsey wearing a nightcap rather than a wig, an allusion to the fact that he had been a wig-maker as a young man, in the art...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Nice enough statue, next to the amazing floral clock(more worth having a look at to be honest) Yet another statue dedicated to some rich boy local who wrote plays. Take pictures of these statues, please do, and post them here, but have a look at...More

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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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