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Very moving & worth a visit....

This is a lovely memorial worth the stroll through the park. Make sure to take a moment and visit... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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This memorial is a pleasant surprise in Princes Street gardens. Look for it along the high path... read more

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Statue of Wojtek "the Soldier Bear" and his keeper unveiled on the 7th November 2015 by the Wojtek Memorial Trust to commemorate remarkable story of Wojtek and as a tribute to all brave men, women and children who fought in the World War II.
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| Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely memorial worth the stroll through the park. Make sure to take a moment and visit the locations in the park.

Thank Dr_ADuarte
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This memorial is a pleasant surprise in Princes Street gardens. Look for it along the high path running parallel right next to Princes Street and you can’t miss it. It is a well conceived and well executed memorial to an interesting story about a bear...More

Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We came upon this by chance when walking along Prince Street. It's a soldier, a big bear and some inscriptions. Take a few moments to remember the bear who carried ammunition for Polish troops during the WWII battle at Monte Cassino. The bear lived out...More

Thank MiDiFr
Reviewed 11 July 2018

One of the monuments that draws visitors to it is this great statue . The bear adopted by a polish regiment and carried ammunition during battles ….amazing ….do not forget to rub his nose for luck !

Thank craigluscar
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Lovely monument to a fantastic story (that really is the plot to a Hollywood Blockbuster in the making) of Polish solders doing their bit to help Scotland during the Second World War, along with their mascot, Wojtek the bear. Located in a really nice area...More

1  Thank wanderer_scotland
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Worth a stop for few photos and read the story of a bear that liked to drink beer with soldiers that adopted it during the Second World War in what used to be Persia. Very popular among polish tourists :)

Thank Jarek L
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Cute statue and moving story to go along with it and a good photo opportunity. We sat here and saw squirrels in the park too.

Thank jodss10
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This bronze statue of Wojtek and a fellow Polish Army soldier 'walking in peace and unity' is a relatively new addition to Princes Street Gardens, having been unveiled on the 7th November 2015. Busy with people taking photographs alongside the bear during my visit, and...More

4  Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Wojtek is in Princess Street Gardens so you will pass it by more than once on your travels around town. Worth a quick stop.

Thank coachee1313
Reviewed 21 July 2017

One of statue if you are walking in West Princes Street Gardens. This bronze statue is memory of one Polish soldier.

Thank Lukáš Š
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