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Address: Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HG, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 529 7921
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7:00 am - 7:15 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:15 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Ice skating, Golfing
Description: Impeccably landscaped park and woodland surrounding Edinburgh Castle.
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Princes street gardens

Location of the Hogmanay festival. Holds the live concerts for Hogmanay with big screens located on princes street holds many concerts all year round also. With fireworks going... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Location of the Hogmanay festival. Holds the live concerts for Hogmanay with big screens located on princes street holds many concerts all year round also. With fireworks going off at the castle in the background the scenery is spectacular.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Although it was wet the band played well . Plenty of small stalls there a good afternoon out even though we got wet . Warmed up with a nice whisky

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

I actually went in July 2013, but it didn't have that date. It is a gorgeous park. Always full of people and fun. Lots of history here. Be prepared to take lots of pictures. I was lucky enough to spend 3 weeks in Edinburgh. It is something I will never forget

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

You might walk right by this gorgeous garden and miss it if you are on the wrong side of Princess St. The garden sits just below Edinburgh Castle so you want to be on the side of the street facing the castle. With that impressive castle in the background, you cannot fail to take photos worthy of postcards.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Whats not to like, in summer the gardens are full of people enjoying the sun, go see the floral clock, also in winter there is the winter wonderland with iceskating and the german markets, the big wheel and shows and Santa for the kids enjoy!!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Beautiful. The place to relax or for a walk. You can even have a coffee al fresco Or just to enjoy the sun.

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Hibaldstow, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This was very surprising as it is in the heart of the city, trams were great to see and journey on instead of buses!! Lovely gardens to relax, even though it was very busy with excellent shops, could shop for England! Ha! Great way to watch passers by etc!!

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Alamo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

These gardens are so beautiful and inviting that we love to spend time enjoying them. They are beautiful year-round. When it is a sunny day, we love watching the families play on the grass. There are benches everywhere, so plan to spend time sitting and people watching. Enjoy the very interesting statutes and monuments that are everywhere. Don't miss the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Very well kept garden. Nice relaxing and many benches to be had. Seen some flowers that I wouldn't have seen in England...

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Brighton, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Well worth the walk around. This is such a jewel in the middle of the city. It's very quiet and peaceful, so if you need a bit of a break in the city it's a nice place to relax.

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Princes Street and Gardens
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.