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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.
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
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
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
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 :)
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
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look
the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.