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A nice stop on the Royal Mile

We came across this statue on the way back from the Scottish Parliament. It looks like it is in... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
Winfield, IL
"Poetry in motion"

The statue of poet Robert Fergusson is placed, poised outside Canongate Churchyard. The statue is... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 October 2015

We came across this really great statue outside the Kirk of Cannongate as we were walking up the royal mile. It is a man walking along the street in 18th Century dress. I really liked this statue and did not know anything about Robert Fergusson...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another nice Edinburgh statue. It is just there is so many they all get lost and overlooked. I wouldn't go out of my way unless you have an interest.

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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped by while walking on the royal mile. We looked at the statue and read the plaque, then moved on. Unless you’re a dedicated fan of Ferguson’s, I wouldn’t go out of my way to see the statue. It is a lovely statue, though.

Thank J1e2n3n4y
Reviewed 24 February 2018

A rather nice statue of the Scots poet Robert Fergusson 1750-1774 died at the early age of 24 . The Statue was erected after funds were raised in 2004 . The sculptor was David Annand . Sitting outside the railings of The Cannongate Church there...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

We came across this statue on the way back from the Scottish Parliament. It looks like it is in motion, and it is situated on the sidewalk. Very interesting.

Thank spiewaa
Reviewed 5 December 2017

A small statue situated towards the end of the Royal Mile near Hollyrood Palace. Standing by itself seemingly out of place.

Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The statue of poet Robert Fergusson is placed, poised outside Canongate Churchyard. The statue is seen 'walking' down Canongate, clutching a book to his chest, coat tails flapping, perpetually in motion. It is not a must visit but a great photo op if visiting. Robert...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

I was so alone in the city when I found this young man! He didn't even say a word but he makes me so much company for a while! 😂

Thank 19_Naomi_88
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Well-sculpted, along the street, in front on a very old church and cemetery, plus some poetry, all for free. Pleasant, but don't go out of your way.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Steer sculpture glorifies those who have achieved some greatness and contributes to the built environment. It also helps to educate. I saw this statue in front of the Canongate Church and learned that Robert Ferguson was a famous Scottish poet and he is in fact...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I happened upon this state on our trek up and down the Royal Mile. There is a plaque giving information on Robert Fergusson. We were happy to see the plaque as we were unfamiliar with him.

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured 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
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