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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 197 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

When you have done with all the other visits in Edinburgh take time out and look whats still on your doorstep - After shopping on Princes Street or Princes Mall perfect for picnic with plenty of open space to have a seat and let the kids run about. Also great while working to escape the office at lunch time

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edinburgh, scotland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

When the sun is shining there is nowhere on earth like Princes Street a Gardens. There are ample benches if you don't want to sit on the grass and sitting in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle is really something special.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Peace and quiet and a great little coffee shop with terrace right at the edge to sit and relax. When we went, sunny day and surrounded by daffodils. Just lovely

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I travel many a time to Edinburgh and Princess Street Gardens is a must visit every time. Sitting on the bench admiring the lovely gardens and views. Lovely walk for all around the gardens. Nice and relaxing socking up the lovely displays and sitting within the gardens having a calm relaxing atmosphere. A visit to the gardens is highly recommended

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Marysville, Ohio
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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

A great place to sit & people watch, or have a bit of a rest while wandering Edinburgh. Many benches. Lots of green & trees. Food & coffee stalls. Very nice to sit & just let Edinburgh walk by.

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Glasgow
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

that the Princes Street Gardens used to be a loch where everything from human waste to human bodies were dumped?!?! Perhaps that's why the grass is so green... A lovely location to take time out from shopping or sightseeing to sit and relax and enjoy the flowers/view/sunshine if there is some!

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

Welcome respite in the heart of the city for some down time with the kids. We used the locker storage at The National Gallery for our luggage (bargain at £1 per locker) and chilled out for a couple of hours

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I take a stroll whenever the weather is good, and it instantly cheers me up. A nice large park to sit down and have a breather.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

They are a must visit well kept clean enchanting and relaxing just gorgeous they are probably better in the summer as it was raining when we went but even in the rain it was worth walking through them

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I liked the fact that it is very well kept and clean with great artitecture/history, plus great open space for all.

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