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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 204 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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Madeira
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

A lovely calm park in the centre of Edinburgh we stopped to eat a sandwich and watch the world go by, your aware of the busy city around the park but it is unobtrusive and fades into insignificance when faced with the views of Edinburgh castle

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Romford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Good to relax and people watch especially after a days shopping in Princes Street especially if you experience good weather as we did, you even hear bagpipe players in the distance

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Sammamish, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We happened upon the Princess Street Gardens while walking into town from our hotel. There were flowering thistle plants (Scotland's official flower) and manicured walkways with the Edinburgh Castle high on the hill looking over the garden. Great photo opportunities.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This so well kept gardens are wonderful for a stroll and even, if you're lucky, for a picnic on the grass!!!!! lots of people were there when we went and the atmosphere was joyful and charming

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Washington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The weather was glorious, which does help. Lovely oasis of greenery and flowers with Scots Gap monument to visit and lots of benches and grass areas to take a rest alongside beautiful views of the Castle etc. Plenty of room for children to run around safely before returning home.

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Greendale, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Very lovely park with great places to sit and view flowers and people. The park had food vendors, a Merry go round and at least temporarily a Ferris wheel that was much fun.

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

So quiet and peaceful in the middle of a bustling city. We walked through the park about 8 am and it was very beautiful!!

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A very nice, well kept and laid back area with some of the most impressive rose bushes that had been shaped as trees. This takes years of gardening!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Great place to relax, peaceful place for a picnic, great place to sit and catch up with friends or let kids run off some energy. Right in the middle of town with a fab view of the castle.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

While touring the city we spent some time hear and it provided a lovely break and really helped put us at ease. Well done.

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