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Princes Street Gardens is a park located in the city center, near Edinburgh Castle. There are many statues in the park, including discoverer and traveler David Livingston or poet Adam Ramsey. There are also numerous monuments here, mostly kept in the Gothic style. The Scott Monument, measuring over 60 m, is especially noteworthy, built in honor of the writer Sir Walter Scott. Also worth seeing is the 11th-century Swedish rune stone called U 1173.
Every year before Christmas, the eastern part of the park is changed into Winter Wonderland. There is an ice rink and a ferris wheel and other attractions here. There is also a Christmas market and kitchen stalls from around the world.
The park was founded at the beginning of the 19th century in the place of a drained water reservoir. In the 1940s Waverley station was also built nearby and railroad tracks were drawn.