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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 #11 of 458 things to do 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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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Ver peaceful even though Princess Street is just a bit away,lovely in summer where you can picnic and have a seat on the many benches that are there,you can feed the squirrels too,plenty of room for children.

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Bonnybridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Set below the Castle, you can have a walk about here or a seat in the gardens, if you are there in December there is an ice skating rink available for a few weeks. It used to be a lake before it was drained off.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I doubt if there is another city in the world that has such beautiful gardens in the heart of its main thoroughfare. With the castle above and the gardens below it is absolutely stunning.

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Warwick
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

It must be a quality if my 10 year old says it is a beautiful place. Ideal, for walking off a superb lunch at The Witchery with the family. Pity it was February and not July although being my homeland the weather would probably be similar..LOL

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Whilst half the family went shopping, the gardens made a nice break for those of us not keen to visit the shops. Nice gardens to walk through, sit and watch people, admire the views of the castle or do a bit of train spotting. Almost an oasis in the city centre. And if you're feeling energetic, you can climb up... More 

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aberdeen
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We walked through the gardens they were a bit dull but it was February there were some young people sitting on the grass as it was a dry sunny day great views of the castle

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This a good place for a quiet stroll early in the morning. There is quaint charm as this is set in a valley below Princess Street. By mid-morning when it gets busy and the nearby Ferris wheel starts spinning, the charm is gone. Disappointing as gardens go as it is basically a strip of green/colour in the midst of Edinburgh... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A great place to just take a walk, sit in the "sun",as we did, if you are able to find a seat! Very popular gardens with visitors and local workers, particularly lunch time. Winter time there is an ice rink, also very popular, especially with kids. Just above the gardens, Princess Street, Christmas has a very good German market. Great... More 

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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Me and my Mam had a walk through these gardens which was quite nice but there were quite a few bald places where there was no grass. I can imagine it would be lovely in summer but we didn't find much to see in the winter. The Scott Memorial was interesting although we didn't pay to go up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had beautiful weather for the few days we were there so could sit and enjoy people watching in the gardens

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