huge gothic tower was built to commemorate the work of Sir
Walter Scott (1771-1832.
The foundation stone was laid on August 15th 1840 and
it was completed in 1844 at a cost of little over £16,154.00.
to 200ft 6 inches high it contains a spiralling staircase
of 287 steps and offers magnificent views from the top
of light sandstone, the pollution from traffic over the
years has darkened it considerably.
under the huge arches of the tower is a solid marble
sculputure of Sir Walter Scott with his beloved dog '
Maida' carved by sculptor John Steell.