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Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HG, Scotland (New Town)
0131 529 7921
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Edinburgh City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
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Ranked #9 of 156 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Gardens, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Golfing, Ice skating
Fee: No
Owner description: Impeccably landscaped park and woodland surrounding Edinburgh Castle.
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Type: Gardens, Parks, Outdoors
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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Stirling, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
82 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Wonderful walking round this German Christmas market. The smells and sights put everyone in the mood for Christmas. Prices for food & drink above average but for this time of year normal I suppose. Some great gift ideas

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Oh dear, oh dear, my favourite Christmas outing of all time has been decimated by the Underbelly franchise. All but two German stalls have left and been replaced by God knows who and they have sucked the soul out of it. GOODBYE fire punch stall, the blue nose stall all the amazing German food stalls, little wooden toys stalls, low... More 

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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The Christmas market here was very good. Lots of food and gifts on three levels as well as fairground rides and ice skating. Excellent for everyone

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Was a lot to see at Christmas time, market, rides, rides for children and santa's grotto, lots of places to stop to eat or drink, and clean toilets.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Just off of Princes Streets, the gardens set the tone of the whole city centre. I love the fountain and you get free concerts there in the summer. Its just 2 minutes away from the madness of Princes Street. A must visit for everyone.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Visited the Xmas market while in Edinburgh, very nice, lots of variety, prices not too bad. Drambuie hot toddy was very welcome on a freezing cold day!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Not a rainy day? Take a picnic and a rug to the gardens.Enjoy the view to the old town and the castle. Very clean and tidy and you too please keep environment tidy clean and noiseless..

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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The garden area was full of Market stalls, fair rides and an ice rink, as it was Xmas Market time. Excellent for kids and kids at heart. Hot dogs followed by churros with Nutella...lovely on a cold winters night

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Had a lovely time here for the Xmas market, big wheel, ice skating, children rides, helter skelter, mulled wine, roasted cashews, great number df different stalls and multi nationalities here. We love it and go every year. Sunday morning it was the 5k fun run and everyone had Santa suits on and went round the gardens 5 time. Brilliant!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Just on the other side of the Princess Street, the park is very nice and will take you to the old town

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