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Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HG, Scotland (New Town)
0131 529 7921
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Ranked #14 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Long and green, Princes Street gardens offer you a beautiful view on Old Town and Castle, places to rest, few cafes, nice strolls, some opportunities to make great photos, lovely flowers and in the evening to watch flames and firework over castle for Military tattoo show in case you could not or did not want to get tickets.

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

These gardens are suberbly maintained and the floral clock is as good as ever - for photos arrive in the morning as the angle of the sun is better. Views of the castle are terrific.

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Las Vegas NV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

You will enjoy the whole place without question. also be sure its a nice day and just in case bring a umbrella you know Scotland it may rain without notice .

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Huge sunken gardens right in the middle of Edinburgh between the Old Town/Royal Mile & New Town. Loads of things going on and great views of Edinburgh Castle & Waverley Station. The Scott Monument is good for those with a head for heights or just meander along the multiple level pathways. You can even just sit & people watch. Don't... More

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Muirhead, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Lush grass, classical music and sunshine. A perfect way to enjoy a relaxing weekend break in Edinburgh, especially after visiting all the pubs and bars in the Old Town, George Street and Rose street on the Saturday evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Great stroll on a lovely day. Great views of the castle. Again another of our favourties we just keep on going back to.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It rained when we were there so we didn't spend much time in the gardens. We enjoyed what we saw and they were impressive, and well located right in the centre of the city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Simply beautiful, a lot of people seated in the grass! All the gardens are really clean, I think it is the best place in Edinburgh for a break and relax!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is brilliant for all year round. There is space for young children to have a run about, it is peaceful and has a lovely vue.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Very pleasant in the summer with lovely flower beds and beautiful views, Lovely to walk along Princes Street and then rest on one of the benches!!

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