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Princes Street Gardens

Address: Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HG, Scotland (New Town)
Phone Number: 0131 529 7921
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Ranked #9 of 194 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Golfing, Ice skating
Fee: No
Owner description: Impeccably landscaped park and woodland surrounding Edinburgh Castle.
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Golfing, Ice skating
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:15 pm
Owner description: Impeccably landscaped park and woodland surrounding Edinburgh Castle.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely wide open spaces, nice view of the castle. Plenty of food on offer plus art galleries and scenic views of the castle. Very handily located next to Princes Street, probably the heart of high street shopping in Edinurgh.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Princes Street Gardens are just beautiful, easy to walk around them, clean, well maintained, great views across the city. One of the best highlights of the year for me are the Xmas markets every December. Great place to visit, with something for everyone, equally enchanting as daylight diminishes. Just to sit back in the gardens with a drink, with Edinburgh... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

It's a great place to sit back, relax, drink a cup of Hot Chocolate and enjoy the view of Edinburgh Castle and parts of the Old Town.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Nice place to sit and take stock after shopping on Princes Street. Or sit and take in the view whilst drinking a cup of tea or coffee. An oasis of calm in the centre of Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

As a resident of Edinburgh, I had tended to steer clear of the city centre at Christmas but this year I visited the German Christmas Market in the gardens. It was fabulous with lots going on. Delightful smells of cooking and a wonderful range of stalls to look at.

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Macomb, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Need to eat at Deacon Bridles. They have true Scottish food and the staff is so friendly and accommodating. You must try the Haggis and the Fish and Chips....delicious!!!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I had been to these gardens before but not during xmas holidays. My boyfriend loved his first time, since he ate lots of hotdogs, waffles, kisses, fudge, etc. all healthy things...we were kids again! Priceless times and a great way to end the new year!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Although the fair was located in some of this for christmas we were able to walk around the gardens for over an hour, they are immaculately clean and well laid out, it would be nice to see them in full bloom during the warmer months.

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

A lovely place to visit in all seasons of the year as always something special to see and a lovely place to relax when the weather is favourable away from the hustle and bustle. Great views of the castle

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The gardens were set up with the Edinburgh Christmas Market which was full of various and very interesting stalls. Hot food, Hot drinks and much much more. This is one of the best Christmas Markets in the UK.

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