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Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HG, Scotland (New Town)
0131 529 7921
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As featured in 3 days in Edinburgh
Ranked #13 of 207 Attractions in Edinburgh
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Type: Gardens, Parks
Activities: Golfing, Ice skating
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Impeccably landscaped park and woodland surrounding Edinburgh Castle.
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Tetbury, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is well worth a detour of the main round as it is used by many and full of people but still lots of room and a super facility, enjoy a walk and an ice cream or just a walk. lush!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Princes Street gardens are beautiful and a wonderful place for friends, family to gather or tourists to while away the time. During the festival it is alive day and night.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

After many years visiting Edinburgh I finally decided to include the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert at the end of the Festival. I was not disappointed, the noise & colour of the fireworks complementing the wonderful music playing in the Rose Theatre. Highly recommended

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Brilliant gardens, walk around, sit and relax - just enjoy. Supposed to be the only city in the world that is not built up on both sides of the main street, the gardens see to that. And why is everything so green? Well, the upper part of Edinburgh used to slop out (not going into detail) and it ran down... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The attractive West Princes Street Gardens were near our hotel. We passed the wonderful floral clock as we went down the steps. it was showing the correct time! We finished off our afternoon here with a delicious fudge ice cream each from a café in the grounds. There were plenty of benches to sit on in the park donated in... More

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Worth spending some time in, just south of princes Street, with Edinburgh castle and the Royal Mile to the south

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Lakenheath, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

I found the gardens by accident. Thought it was the path to the castle and it ended up taking me to the garden. Best 'accident' in a long time. It was spectacular. There were not a lot of people in the garden and it was very quiet with a great view of the castle on top of the hill. I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

It's a great place for a short walk or just to relax. Lots of people were eating their lunch there. Great atmosphere too.

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We make a point of taking a walk through the gardens whenever we're through to Edinburgh. The landscaping is well done, and the gardens provide a wonderful stroll in the heart of the busy city. Particularly nice in the summer, when the flowers are at their height.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Lovely place to go for a walk or to read a book or even to hang out with friends. Great view I definitely recommend it...

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