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Princes Street Gardens

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Address: Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HG, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 529 7921
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7:00 am - 7:15 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:15 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Ice skating, Golfing
Description: Impeccably landscaped park and woodland surrounding Edinburgh Castle.
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what can I say, it is a credit to Edinburgh, a very enjoyable place to be, a ball game with the kid, splendid views of the castle & surrounding architecture, yet so close to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Immingham, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

what can I say, it is a credit to Edinburgh, a very enjoyable place to be, a ball game with the kid, splendid views of the castle & surrounding architecture, yet so close to the centre & station. Amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We went to Princes Street Gardens for photographs after our son's graduation at Edinburgh University. The colours were splendid and the atmosphere wonderful. There was an excellent piper playing and that just made the whole ambience feel special. Edinburgh is so special and we are so proud that our son graduated there.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

One of my favourite places to have lunch and watch the world go by! There is always something going on - also, when its Christmas this is where the European markets are held. Fantastic, very central on Princes street. Plus you are always in earshot of someone playing the bagpipes.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A lovely central location to sit on the grass and soak up some sun, perfect for taking a rest after a busy day shopping on Princes Street and ice cream and food is never far away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

There are certainly larger and grander parks and gardens elsewhere in the world, but none can claim such a fantastic location. The gardens themselves are lovely and peaceful, but what gives them their unique magic are the surroundings. On one side there is a world famous shopping street while on the other there is an equally famous castle. Glance in... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

During spring and summer it is a great place to spend some time enjoying the sun, sit down and watch the people go by or take a walk trough the gardens and up to the Edinburgh Castle. Park is very well maintained and free to access. easy acces for wheelchairs. good facilities and restaurants and bars nearby.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

A little bit of calm in the busy city of Edinburgh. Beautifully kept, litter free. we could have sat here for hours, just a shame we had to get the train back home

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I love Princes a Street Gardens on a warm summers day. Take a blanket and some food and relax. It's another piece of greenery in the city that where you can sit back, grab an ice cream and chill. The main shops are nearby so you will never be short of food and drinks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Just putting in the bedding plants for the clock as we were there (midsummer's). Lovely otherwise as always.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

My favourite place to walk around in Edinburgh. In spring and summer time it is the best place to go and read a book, if the weather permits it.

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Additional Information about Princes Street Gardens

Address: Address: Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HG, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 529 7921
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Princes Street and Gardens
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:15 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:15 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:15 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:15 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:15 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:15 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:15 pm

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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.