huge gothic tower was built to commemorate the work of Sir
Walter Scott (1771-1832).
Rising to 200ft 6 inches high it contains a spiralling staircase of 287 steps and offers magnificent views from the top spire.
Built 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.