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Princes Street Gardens

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Address: Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HG, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 529 7921
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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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The gardens are grand and offer wonderful walks and views. You get a spectacular view of the Edinburgh Castle on the "rock" on which it stands from here, and there's a flower... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The gardens are grand and offer wonderful walks and views. You get a spectacular view of the Edinburgh Castle on the "rock" on which it stands from here, and there's a flower clock as well. A literal clock covered in flowers. Stunning and unique. It's free to visit which makes it even more attractive and there are plenty of benches... More 

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Abergele, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Lovely gardens right in the heart of the city. Literally on princes street in the heart of the shopping district. Whilst we were in edinburgh they were getting ready for magners summer nights right in the middle of the park and James would have been playing the night before we headed home. We took a few walks thorugh the park... More 

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Bournemouth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful space all year round. Well kept gardens with great seats all around. Close to Waverley station. Good place to stand watch the world go by.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Princess Street Gardens are at the bottom fo the Old Town hill . A very nice park in the middle of town, full of beautiful flowers , where anyone can take a seat enjoy the sight of Edinburgh

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Edinburgh skyline is just fantastic. The gardens are a quiet area within the bustling city to take in the views and breathe. Well manicured and beautiful, situated right between the historic Old Town and the modern and shopping area of New Town.

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We often go to the gardens, amazing place for a break, a picnic, a walk. In springtime or summertime it's full of people, flowers and colors. It's at the foot of the castle, right in the city centre. In Christmas time is amazing to walk through the markets, in New year's day there are good concerts. A green and coloured... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Knowing the history of the gardens made it much more interesting to walk through. I learned the history through a knowledgable guide

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A pretty park with historical outlook, something for everyone and not overcrowded. Take a picnic lunch and watch the world go by

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

What an oasis in the midst of bustling Princes' Street. Flowers in a plethora of colours and beds well kept and lawns well manicured

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Gardens are a great place to just chill on a nice day in Edinburgh. sitting around watching the world go by, it's almost a little oasis of calm away from the madness of the surrounding area.

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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.
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