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Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HG, Scotland (New Town)
0131 529 7921
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Ranked #13 of 207 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Had a lovely couple of hours walking round the gardens with my mum. Even though it rained we really enjoyed it. The scenery was great, when the sun was shining it was beautiful and it was all free!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Princess Street was heaving with people but the Gardens were an oasis of peace and quiet. Beautifully laid out in the centre of the city. Sit a relax for a while.

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Stornoway, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Amazing that there's a peaceful area just moments from the hustle and bustle of princes St. Beautiful well kept grounds. lovely un crowded stroll.

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Shellharbour, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Great green corridor between the old and new towns. Picturesque gardens and a great place to unwind. Recommend spending to some time there on a visit.

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Birmingham, England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The shopping roads above were heaving so we decided to walk through the gardens. Were greeted with a Chinese Dragon dancing through advertising Tai Chi. On the stage we watched an excellent display by a local group of mostly elderly people doing Tai Chi. They certainly were pretty inspiring, and I would probably have joined the group if I lived... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
22 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Despite trams buses and a whole load of other distractions it is a lovely spot to sit and take in the view of the castle or eat a nice snack picked up from M&S over the road.

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Westerham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This really is what Edinburgh is all about. Pretty with great views and so near to everything. Seeing so many people from all over the world enjoying themselves is a joy too. But take your mac - and your long johns - -whenever you go!

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Very nice gardens to stroll through with great views of the Edinburgh Castle and pretty plantings throughout. A lot of benches to sit on and enjoy the view or have a snack or a lunch. Worth a walk through.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A lovely green oasis when it isn't raining. A pleasant escape from the tourist trail, festival, etc. Not busy and easy to catch the sun when its out.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Perfect place to have a stroll around, particularly in the early morning or just before sunset during the Summer.

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